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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 3 hours


Paolo Gavanelli (Rigoletto - Jun 10/13/16/18mat/21/23/25), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Rigoletto - Jul 6/9/13), Anna Netrebko (Gilda - Jun 10/13/16/18mat/21/23/25), Ekaterina Siurina (Gilda - Jul 6/9/13), Piotr Beczala (Duke of Mantua - Jun 10/13/16/18mat/21/23/25), Rolando Villazon (Duke of Mantua - Jul 6/9/13), Eric Halfvarson (Sparafucile), Marina Domashenko (Maddalena - Jun 10/13/16/18mat/21/23/25), Viktoria Vizin (Maddalena - Jul 6/9/13), Graeme Broadbent (Count Ceprano), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Darren Jeffery (Monterone - Jun 10/13/16/18mat/Jul 6/9/13), Giovan Battista Parodi (Monterone - Jun 21/23/25), Robert Murray (Borsa), Jared Holt (Marullo)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Corporate Sponsor(s): The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund, The Friends of Covent Garden
Producer: Royal Opera House
Director: David McVicar
Design: Michael Vale
Costume: Tanya McCallin
Lighting: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Leah Mausman
Conductor: Edward Downes


Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0556881000. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

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