Autumn Trilogy 2018: Nabucco, Rigoletto, Otello
From November 23 to December 2 at the Alighieri Theatre

From July 16 blocks of tickets pre-sale, reserved to the subscribers
From September 27 blocks of tickets and tickets pre-sale

A new opera marathon: three operas performed, from November 23 to December 2, on the same stage on consecutive nights, tight rhythms and a workshop that plays on invention and creativity matching young talents and modern technologies. This is the Autumn Trilogy, which once again delves into Verdi’s world and genius, transforming the stage of the Alighieri Theatre into a true “opera factory” giving body and voice to three different steps in the composer’s artistic career. 

A trilogy intended to retrace Verdi’s extraordinary creative career had to start with Nabucco (1841), the opera through which the composer managed to overcome fate’s adversity and get his life back on track as a man and a musician. An opera whose biblical and prophetic dimension culminates in a choral tapestry capable of incorporating different individualities into an ideal union of peoples and nations. This score laid the basis for Rigoletto (1851), which soon became the first part of a “popular trilogy” and the author’s own favourite work because of the vivid description of the protagonist within a perfect dramatic unity. And, after all, Nabucco also laid the foundations for the entirely renewed conception of Otello (1887), inspired by Shakespeare, the inevitable culmination of Verdi’s search for “climactic words” (parola scenica). This year’s Autumn Trilogy thus sees a new production alongside two creations from the “repertoire” of past Autumn Trilogies, in an ideal journey from the biblical, choral inspiration of Nabucco to the beacon of light out of darkness kindling the soul of Rigoletto, down to the dramatic colour contrast that unites/separates Otello and Desdemona.

The Alighieri Theatre turns into an un unremitting production machine, but also a true workshop, where experiments on set design and technologies take place thanks to the experience and the inventions of a close-knit team of professionals – Cristina Mazzavillani Muti as the director, light designer Vincent Longuemare, visual designer and video programmer Davide Broccoli, costume designer Alessandro Lai. In the pit the young musicians of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra will be led by Pietro Borgonovo for Nabucco, by Hossein Pishkar – among the students of the third edition of Riccardo Muti’s Italian Opera Academy – for Rigoletto, by Nicola Paszkowski for Otello. 


Autumn Trilogy
Giuseppe Verdi

Friday, November 23 (8.30 pm)
Tuesday, November 27 (8.30 pm)
Friday, November 30 (8.30 pm)

Saturday, November 24 (8.30 pm)
Wednesday, November 28 (8.30 pm)
Saturday, December 1 (8.30 pm)

Sunday, November 25 (3.30 pm)
Thursday, November 29 (8.30 pm)
Sunday, December 2 (3.30 pm)

Stalls / Central box, front seat € 70, € 64*
Central box, back seat / Side box, front seat € 52, € 48*
Side box, back seat / Circle / Box 4th tier € 30, € 26*
Gallery € 18

Stalls/Central box, front seat € 174, € 150*
Central box, back seat / Side box, front seat € 135, € 120*
Side box, back seat / Circle / Box 4th tier € 72, € 60*
Gallery € 45

*reduced price: Opera association, Cral, teachers, under 26, over 65, agreements