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 All performances of Rigoletto commence at 6.30 pm and will have a dining interval of ninety minutes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.


Martin Kronthaler (Rigoletto), Andrea Tweedale (Gilda), Robyn Lyn Evans (Duke of Mantua), Fiona MacDonald (Maddalena - not Jul 16), Susannah Haberfeld (Maddalena - Jul 16), Adriana Festeu (Giovanna), Brendan Collins (Marullo), Timothy Dawkins (Sparafucile), Nicolas Leqoux (Count Ceprano), Susannah Haberfeld (Countess Ceprano - not Jul 16), Fiona MacDonald (Countess Ceprano - Jul 16), Christopher Diffey (Borsa), Howard Quilla Croft (Count Monterone), Alexander Bevan (tenor), Stelios Georgiou (tenor), Edmund Hastings (tenor), Laurie Slavin (tenor), Adam Tunnicliffe (tenor), James Slimings (tenor), Damian Carter (bass), Matthew Cooper (bass), Thomas Hopkinson (bass), Miles Horner (bass), Alastair Merry (bass), Alistair Ollerenshaw (bass)


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Producer: Longborough Festival Opera
Conductor: Gad Kadosh
Director(s): Caroline Clegg, Mark Burns (assistant)
Design: Lara Booth
Lighting: Tony Wilcock
Choreographer: Gerrard Martin
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 T303220640. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

Archive Listings

4 Jul 15
18 Jul 15
Longborough Festival Opera

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