One of the most popular Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” is staged by Vladimir Pankov, the Artistic Director of the Centre for Playwrights and Directing and the founder of “SounDrama” Theatre. Commonly known for his extraordinary experience of synthesising music and drama art, Pankov explores the opera for the first time. He works with his regular co-authors Maxim Obrezkov, choreographer Ekaterina Kislova, video artist Kirill Pleshkevich and lighting designer Anna Korotkova. The Music Director of the opera is People’s Artist of Russia and the winner of the Moscow Prize Felix Korobov. This is the second production of “Rigoletto” staged in Moscow Music Theatre. The previous premiere was shown in 1939 by such prominent figures as Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold.