About the film
Release Date: December 15, 1981
|Slogan||:||«Yes, the King arrives, eventually!»|
|Director||:||Brian Large, John Dexter|
|Producers||:||Michael Bronson, Michael Bronson, Clemente D'Alessio, Karen Adler Barbosa, Anthony A. Bliss|
|Writers||:||Victor Hugo, Francesco Maria Piave|
The opera's dramatic structure frames and enhances the characters. Scenes of magnificence regularly alternate with scenes of darkness and squalor. From sumptuous interiors, we move to a dark street, a lonely inn. The secondary figures are astutely counterpoised: the plotting courtiers against the plotting Sparafucile and Maddalena (also ambiguously tender-hearted). When Rigoletto says "Pari siamo", he could be expressing the motto of the whole work: the beautiful and the ugly can be equally good, equally evil.