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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 Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Performers Olafur Sigurdarson (Rigoletto), Gail Pearson (Gilda), Paul O'Neill (Duke of Mantua), Paul Reeves (Sparafucile), Heather Shipp (Maddalena), Nicholas Folwell (Count Monterone), David Stout (Marullo), Aled Hall (Matteo Borsa), David Soar (Count Ceprano), Nicola Smedley (Giovanna), Henry Grant Kerswell (Court Usher), Lisa Crosato.
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Victor Hugo. Company Opera Holland Park. Company City of London Sinfonia. Company Opera Holland Park Chorus. Conductor Peter Robinson. Director John La Bouchardiere. Design Jamie Vartan. Costume Donatella Barbiere. Lighting Colin Grenfell.


Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01411229917. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

Archive Listings

20 Jul 06
5 Aug 06
Opera Holland Park - Open Air Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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