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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 1851Performers Leo Nucci (Rigoletto), Paolo Gavanelli (Rigoletto), Francesco Meli (Duke of Mantua), Ekaterina Siurina (Gilda), Sara Fulgoni (Maddalena), Kurt Rydl (Sparafucile), Iain Paterson (Monterone), Vuyani Mlinde (Count Ceprano), Changan Lim (Marullo), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Daniel Norman (Matteo Borsa).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Victor Hugo. Producer Royal Opera. Conductor Renato Palumbo. Director David McVicar. Design Michael Vale. Costume Tanya McCallin. Lighting Paule Constable. Director Leah Hausman (movement). Conductor Daniel Oren.
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