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Conference with Antoni Colomer
Rigoletto
Thursday, 18 Noviembre 19:00
* Private and exclusive events for members of the Círculo del Liceo


The Music Commission of the Círculo del Liceohosted the conference prior to the Rigoletto opera by Giuseppe Verdi, which will be performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu from November 28 to December 19. The conference was given by Antoni Colomer, cultural manager, music critic and popularizer.

The irresistible threesome of the king, his daughter and the court jester came as flash of inspiration to Verdi. Between the shallow, lecherous Duke (Hugo's king) and Gilda, who is both a victim and captive of ignorance, he places Rigoletto, the wonderful, ambivalent hunchback whose paradise is the peaceful home and family he struggles to protect. Despite his outward deformity, Rigoletto is passionately loving being, but also a monstruous father, obsessed by a curse, who is harrowing, grotesque and sublime in equal measure. His star aria, “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata”, takes him from indomitable rage to humble supplication, attesting to Verdi's ability to adapt a form he inherited from bel canto to dramatic realism.

Antoni Colomer has developed his career in institutions and festivals such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Schubertíada, Juventudes Musicales de España or the Xavier Montsalvatge Association. As a critic and musicologist, he has collaborated with Catalunya Música, La Vanguardia Culturas, Núvol Digital, Platea Magazine and Revista Musical Catalana, among others. He is a critic and contributor to the magazine Ópera Actual.
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