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. Running time: approx. 2hrs 50mins


Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto), Barry Banks (Duke of Mantua), Anna Christy (Gilda), Peter Rose (Sparafucile - some dates), Matthew Trevino (Sparafucile - some dates), Justina Gringyte (Maddalena), David Stout (Monterone), George Humphreys (Marullo), Anthony Gregory (Borsa), Barnaby Rea (Ceprano), Diana Montague (Giovanna)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Producer(s): English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Director: Christopher Alden
Design: Michael Levine
Lighting: Duane Schuler
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Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01966992953. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

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