Wed 18 March 20207.00pm
Wed 18 March 2020
Please note that this event is now cancelled due to the difficulties the Italian Cultural Institute are facing in respect to the COVID-19 health crisis. Please see further information below.
Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren and cartoonist Martin Rowson talk to Anna Picard about satire, power, beauty and grotesquerie in Verdi’s revenge tragedy.
Writer, broadcaster, poet, satirist and cartoonist Martin Rowson joins the conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren and Opera Holland Park’s Anna Picard to discuss grotesquerie and provocation in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Who are today’s jesters? Are they insiders or outsiders? How outrageous can a satirist be in pursuit of their target? And how did Verdi recast the characters of the hunchbacked jester, his daughter and his master in his adaptation of Victor Hugo’s scandalous play?
This event is organised in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute
Message from Opera Holland Park: Cancellation of Monstrous and Sublime: Verdi’s Rigoletto
12 March 2020
Opera Holland Park has received the news from the Italian Cultural Institute that they will be cancelling all large events at the venue, due to the difficulties they are facing in respect to the COVID-19 health crisis. This means that the Monstrous and Sublime: Verdi’s Rigoletto talk, scheduled for Wednesday 18 March, will be cancelled until further notice.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank our patrons for their patience and understanding.
More information about COVID-19 and Opera Holland Park can be found at this link.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions and we apologise once more for the inconvenience caused by the cancellation of this event.