The only apparent misfortune of the productions final performance was the illness of Jon-Paul Decosse who, as Sparafucile
, was audible only sporadically.
El regiomontano Rosendo Flores encarno a Sparafucile
, asesino a sueldo contratado por Rigoletto para ultimar al duque, quien por azares del destino a quien mata y entrega en un saco es a la propia hija del bufon.
Brooding on it before he is approached by the assassin Sparafucile
in act 1, it continues to haunt him throughout the work (Figs.
There's an assassin, Sparafucile
, whose shot proves far more accurate than his countryman's footballers and a gang of menacing clownmasked kidnappers.
And David Soar with that deep rich voice and extraordinary presence sends shivers down the spine as the hired assassin Sparafucile
David Soar just gets better and better and here, in his last season under contract with WNO, he sings the contract assassin Sparafucile
We are alike) convincingly compares himself to the assassin Sparafucile
, and yet as he limps across stage and arrives home - Ma in altr'unomo qui mi cangio
The cast also includes bass-baritone Bryan Glenn Davis, who plays two roles: Count Monterone, who curses both Rigoletto and the duke, and Sparafucile
, the assassin.
The university educated Valentin misses the allusion to Sparafucile
, causing Molina to observe, "Obviously you don't know anything about opera.
The assassin Sparafucile
is a stuntman, Count Monterone is a disgraced industry executive, and various other characters have been recast as Armani-suited hangers-on and party-hearty glitterati.
He writes for the community of Sondheim scholars in the way that a Verdi symposium would be published for Verdi scholars, for whom Verdi's style holds no secrets and Sparafucile
needs no identification.
Matthew Trevino as the dastardly assassin Sparafucile
and Carolyn Sproule as Maddalena, his sister, made a colourful and charismatic pair ofpartners-in-crime, the kind of villains audiences just adore.