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 Revival


Alan Opie (Rigoletto), Peter Auty (The Duke), Linda Richardson (Gilda), Brindley Sherratt (Sparafucile), Leah-Marian Jones (Maddalena), Toby Stafford-Allen (Marullo)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Corporate Sponsor(s): Sky, Artsworld
Company: English National Opera
Director: Jonathan Miller (original)
Conductor: Alexander Briger
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Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01328713532. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

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