Greek National Opera – Lukas Karytinos – Katerina Evangelatos

by Giuseppe Verdi

The first big Greek National Opera production in 2022 is Rigoletto, Giuseppe Verdi’s dark masterpiece, conducted by Lukas Karytinos and directed by the Athens Epidaurus Festival Artistic Director Katerina Evangelatos. Postponed twice due to the pandemic, the long-anticipated GNO production will premiere this June at the Festival. Since its premiere in Venice in 1851, Rigoletto has been applauded by thousands of opera lovers around the world and is rightly considered one of the most popular operas of all time. The court jester Rigoletto, a man in the fringes of society, takes centre stage, as Verdi employs his music to explore all the aspects of this character's complex personality. Katerina Evangelatos will give her own spin on this beloved work, marking her second collaboration with the GNO.