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
Archive :: production:T1812564141, opera or operetta:S2071, venue:V856
1997 touring production. Co-production with Opera North, approx running time 150 minutes. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Revival of an earlier WNO production. Mar97: 12, 15.