The Italian baritone legend is regarded as one of the most famous Rigolettos on earth, having sung the tragic father figure more than 570 times on stages like La Scala and the Met. Nucci will perform his iconic role on the 21st and 23d at the Budapest Opera, with world-renowed partners like Hungarian soprano star Erika Miklósa and the excellent young Italian tenor, Ivan Magri. The two unique productions will be conducted by Domonkos Héja.
Outdoor festival throughout December with a huge Xmas tree, amazing festive lights, choirs, hot drinks and the stars of the Hungarian State Opera & the Hungarian National Ballet. Everybody is welcome to Andrassy Avenue, in front of the building of the Opera. (Photo gallery and video)