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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. Running time: approx. 2hrs 50mins including two intervals. This production contains some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.

Performers Saimir Pirgu (Duke of Mantua - Sep 12/15/20mat/23/27/30 Oct 3/6), Piero Pretti (Duke of Mantua - Sep 17/21mat), Simon Keenlyside (Rigoletto Sep 12/15/20mat/27/30 Oct 3/6), Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto Sep 17/21mat), Aleksandra Kurzak (Gilda Sep 12/15/20mat/23/27/30 Oct 3/6), Eri Nakamura (Gilda Sep 17/21mat), Justina Gringyte (Maddalena - Sep 12/15/20/23/27/30/ Oct 3/6), Nadezhda Karyazina (Maddalena - Sep 17/21), Brindley Sherratt (Sparafucile - Sep 12/15/20mat/23/27/30 Oct 3/6), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Sep 17/21mat), Justina Gringyte (Maddalena Sep 12/15/20mat/23/27/30 Oct 3/6), Nadezhda Karyazina (Maddalena Oct 3/6), Brindley Sherratt (Sep 12/15/20/23/27/30/Oct 3/6), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Sparafucile - Sep 17/21), Sebastian Holecek (Sep 12/15/20/23/27/30/ Oct 3/6), Dong-Hwan Lee (Count Monterone - Sep 17/21), Duncan Rock (Marullo), Luis Gomes (Matteo Borsa), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Jihoon Kim (Count Ceprano), Kiandra Howarth (Countess Ceprano).
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Victor Hugo. Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Maurizio Benini (not Oct 6). Conductor Paul Griffiths (Oct 6). Director David McVicar. Design Michael Vale. Costume Tanya McCallin. Lighting Paule Constable. Director Leah Hausman (movement). Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.


Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01968801710. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

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