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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. Supported by The Jean Sainsbury Royal Opera House Fund.Performers Woo Kyung Kim (Duke of Mantua), Franz Grundheber (Rigoletto), Patrizia Ciofi (Gilda), Raymond Aceto (Sparafucile), Marina Domashenko (Maddalena), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Darren Jeffery (Monterone), Jacques Imbrailo (Marullo), Nikola Matisic (Borsa), Mark Beesley (Count Ceprano).
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).
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