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  • Leo Nucci Rigoletto  ph Brescia e Amisano452468MBN
  • Nucci, Deflo, Frigerio 478387MBDG
  • Gilbert Deflo ph Andrea Tamoni  51192TADG
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 2 to 20 September 2019
Giuseppe Verdi

Running Time: 2 hours 55 minutes intermissions included

Academy Project

Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala Academy of Lyric Opera

Teatro alla Scala Academy Chorus and Orchestra

Teatro alla Scala Production  

with the participation of the Students of Teatro alla Scala Academy Ballet School

Conductor Nello Santi
Staging Gilbert Deflo
Sets Ezio Frigerio
Costumes Franca Squarciapino
Choreographic movements Gildo Cassani
Lights Marco Filibeck



Leo Nucci

We inform you that the ScalAperta performance of Rigoletto, scheduled for 22 September, has been anticipated to 9 September. Tickets sales will start on Thursday 25 July.

14 May 2019




La Scala’s commitment to provide the students of its Accademia with the opportunity to perform alongside extraordinary artists continues with a revival of the production of Rigoletto by Gilbert Deflo. The young artists will have the opportunity to perform alongside two legendary protagonists of Verdi’s repertoire: Nello Santi – a direct heir to the legacy of Toscanini who made his operatic debut in Padua with Rigoletto in 1951 – will take the podium, while Leo Nucci, who has made the tragic jester one of his signature roles (together with Rossini’s Figaro), will bid farewell to the part with these very performances, ideally passing the baton to a new generation of artists.