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Rigoletto, the hunchbacked court jester wants revenge. His beloved daughter, Gilda, has been abducted and seduced by the Duke and he hires a hit-man to assassinate him. Tragedy prevails in Verdi's masterpiece of love, lust and betrayal. Based on Hugo's Le roi s'amuse. First performed at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851 New Production set in the White House during the Kennedy era. An exciting new look at this well-known opera. . Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 30 minutes.


Joseph Calleja (to Jun 14), Carlo Scibelli (from Jun 18), Vassily Gerello (Rigoletto), alan Fairs (Monterone), Iain Paterson (Sparafucile), Natalie Christie (Gilda), Anna Burford (Maddalena)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Company: Welsh National Opera
Conductor(s): Patrick Summers (to Jun 22), Simon Phillippo (from Jun 25)
Producer: James Macdonald
Design: Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting: Paule Constable


Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01196578975. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

Archive Listings

10 Jul 02Grand Theatre
Swansea, Glamorgan
Performance Details => Venue archive
2 Jul 02
5 Jul 02
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
Performance Details => Venue archive
25 Jun 02
28 Jun 02
Mayflower Theatre
Southampton, Hampshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
18 Jun 02
22 Jun 02
New Theatre
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
11 Jun 02
14 Jun 02
Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre)
Llandudno, Gwynedd
Performance Details => Venue archive
8 Jun 02Symphony Hall
Birmingham, West Midlands
Performance Details => Venue archive
28 May 02
1 Jun 02
Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol, City of Bristol
Performance Details => Venue archive
3 May 02
23 May 02
New Theatre
Cardiff, Glamorgan
Performance Details => Venue archive


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