Tuesday 16 January - 7.15pm
Royal Opera House presents
David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.
Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…
Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851.
Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.
Tickets: Adults £16, Concessions £10.50
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Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins including interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles