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 In Italian with English supertitlesPerformers John Hudson, Jason Howard, Michael Druiett, Alessandro Guerzoni, Colin Judson, Roland Wood, Maria Costanza, Jane Irwin.
Music Verdi. Lyrics Francesco Maria Piave. Book by Victor Hugo. Company Scottish Opera. Director Rennie Wright. Conductor Richard Armstrong. Conductor Derek Clark (Feb 5/8/15). Design Richard Aylwin. Lighting Davy Cunningham.