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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 All performances of Rigoletto commence at 6.30 pm and will have a dining interval of ninety minutes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.Performers 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 Caroline Clegg. Design Lara Booth. Lighting Tony Wilcock. Choreographer Gerrard Martin. Director Mark Burns (assistant).
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