Advert: Argos – The Christmas Fool
Music: Auburn Jam – Povero Rigoletto (Verdi) (version)
Argos takes a slightly cheeky approach for this year’s festive TV ad, introducing the rather mean-spirited Christmas Fool, a little gremlin who is eventually scuppered in his attempts to ruin things. The soundtrack is a version of Verdi’s Povero Rigoletto, from the opera Rigoletto, orchestrated in the style of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from the Nutcracker, to give it a suitably festive feel. It was created for the ad by the Auburn Jam agency, orchestrated by Simon Nathan, and with an opera chorus led by Mark Nathan. A more traditional version of Povero Rigoletto featuring the London Symphony Orchestra is available to download on iTunes.