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 Original production supported by English National Opera Trust. Running time 2 hrs 50 mins


Alan Opie (Rigoletto), Rhys Meirion (Duke), Linda Richardson (Gilda), Sandra Ford (Glida from Mar 4), Clive Bayley (Sparafucile), Anna Burford (Maddalena), Roderick Earle (Monterone), Leslie John Flanagan (Marullo), Fredrik Strid (Borsa), Barry Martin (Ceprano), Fiona Hebenton (Giovanna)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Company: English National Opera
Conductor: Michael Lloyd
Director(s): Jonathan Miller (original director), John La Bouchardiere (revival director)
Design(s): Patrick Robertson, Rosemary Vercoe
Lighting: Robert Bryan
Choreographer: Tommy Shaw
Translation: James Fenton
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1961807374. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

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