Vuvu Mpofu performs arias from Rigoletto and I Capuleti e i Montecchi in the historic Glyndebourne Organ Room.
In our first video, Vuvu performs Gilda’s lovely aria ‘Caro nome’, which captures the sweetness and innocence of the character. There’s a folk-like simplicity to it, and its form (which essentially embellishes and varies the opening melody endlessly) shows a girl smitten by first love turning the idea of her beloved over endlessly in her mind.
For her second piece, Vuvu has selected ‘Eccomi… O quante volte’ from I Capuleti i Montecchi by Bellini.
Rigoletto is on stage at Glyndebourne 11 October – 2 November as part of Tour 2019.
The production will then visit Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Woking and Norwich.