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 Brilliantly relocating the original Renaissance court setting of Verdi’s great revenge drama to the vendetta-driven culture of 1950s Mafia-run New York, Jonathan Miller’s ‘Little Italy’ staging of Rigoletto was acclaimed as a classic when it was first seen in 1982 and has remained in ENO’s repertoire ever since. Running time 2hrs 45mins


Anthony Michaels-Moore (Rigoletto), Michael Fabiano (Duke of Manlus), Gilda Katherine Whyte, Brindley Sherratt (Sparafucile), Iain Paterson (Monterone), Daniel Hoadley (Marullo), Petet Van Hulle (Borsa), James Gower (Caprano)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor: Stephen Lord
Director: Jonathan Miller
Design(s): Patrick Robertson, Rosemary Vercoe
Lighting: Robert Bryan
Choreographer: Tommy Shaw
Translation: James Fenton
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Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01470289834. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

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