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Royal Opera House Cinema Season RIGOLETTO (ROH) Tuesday 16 January 7:15PM
Friday 19 January 7:15PM
  • By: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Alexander Joel
  • Design: Michael Vale (set), Tanya McCallin (costumes), Paule Constable (lighting)
  • Director: David McVicar
  • Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
  • Runtime: The performance lasts about 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval
  • Screening: Live & Encore from Covent Garden
  • Starring: Duke of Mantua: Michael Fabiano, Rigoletto: Dimitri Platanias, Gilda: Lucy Crowe, Sparafucile: Andrea Mastroni
  • Tickets: £15.00 Full concessions £13.00

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PLEASE NOTE: Main Theatre encore screening has been added for Friday 19th January.

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.

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…

Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto, based on Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi s’amuse, was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it, but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851.

RIGOLETTO on the ROH Website
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