The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.  Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Please note this screening has been rescheduled from Sunday 21 January to Sunday 28 January due to a satellite transmission issue.  Customers who are unable to attend the new screening date please contact the box office to request an account credit or refund by 4.00pm on Friday 26 January.

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28 January 2018 2:00PM

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Ticket Prices

Full Price from £19.00 Concessions from £11.00
Suitable for all ages

Running Time

165 minutes including one interval