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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 titles.


Roman Arndt (Duke of Mantua), Eric Greene (Rigoletto), Jasmine Habersham (Gilda), Callum Thorpe (Sparafucile), Alyona Abramova (Maddalena), Willard White (Sir - Count Monterone), Themba Mvula (Marullo), Ivan Sharpe (Matteo Borsa)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Company: Opera North
Conductor(s): Garry Walker (ex Feb22 19 / Mar22 16), Patrick Milne (Feb22 19 / Mar22 16)
Director(s): Femi Elufowoju Jr, Laila Diallo (movement director)
Design: Rae Smith
Costume: Rae Smith
Lighting: Bruno Poet


Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1093362685. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

Archive Listings

1 Apr 22Hull New Theatre
Hull, Humberside
Performance Details => Venue archive
23 Mar 22
26 Mar 22
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Performance Details => Venue archive
16 Mar 22
19 Mar 22
Theatre Royal
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
9 Mar 22
12 Mar 22
The Lowry
Salford, Greater Manchester
Performance Details => Venue archive
22 Jan 22
19 Feb 22
Grand Theatre and Opera House
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive



User Review: 05Feb22: Wow! Rigoletto last night was amazing. The singing was superb and the sets eye-popping. Thank you ON, you’re life-enriching. You turned a cold, wet, miserable February night into technicolour. Like going to Oz!!! I can’t write more as I’m literally speechless!
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