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


Jonathan Ellis (piano), Mark Saberton, Nicholas Sales, Thomas Eaglen, Sarah Helsby Hughes, Lilly Papaioannou, Darren Clarke, Matthew Palmer, Dan Woodhouse, Eleanor Strutt, Lorna James, Serenna Wagner, Wendy Sharrock


Music: Verdi
Lyrics: Francesco Maria Piave
Book by: Victor Hugo
Company: Heritage Opera
Director: Sarah Helsby Hughes
Design(s): Sarah Helsby Hughes, Thomas Eaglen
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Rigoletto (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T505059566. Details of all Rigoletto archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2071

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