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Rigoletto

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A gripping story and great music have made Verdi’s Rigoletto one of the best known of all operas. It returns to The Royal Opera in a dramatic production and with a high-octane international cast. Read More >

A gripping story and great music have made Verdi’s Rigoletto one of the best known of all operas. It returns to The Royal Opera in a dramatic production and with a high-octane international cast.

In David McVicar’s powerful and perceptive staging, the cruel and the beautiful collide in a corrupt society. At its head is the womanizing and carefree young Duke of Mantua, sung by ever-popular Vittorio Grigolo, who provokes to revenge his deformed court jester Rigoletto, played by the world-renowned Verdi specialist Dimitri Platanias. With Ekaterina Siurina appearing as Gilda – a role for which she has been so acclaimed here – the fateful triangle of the drama is complete.

John Eliot Gardiner conducts a score much loved for such tuneful and famous numbers as the Duke’s ‘La donna è mobile’, Gilda’s beautiful and virtuosic ‘Caro nome’, and a wonderful quartet that winds the voices together just as the strands of the plot pointedly entangle. Verdi’s vision brings out the full range of the character’s emotions, from elation to despair.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

This production contains some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 30/03/2012

Closing Night: 14/04/2012

Running time: 2h50 with 1 interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo/Francesco Meli, Gianfranco Montresor, Christine Rice, Matthew Rose, Elizabeth Sikora, ZhengZhong Zhou, Pablo Bemsch, Jihoon Kim, Susana Gaspara, Nigel Cliffe, Andrea Hazell and the Royal Opera Chorus

Creative

Director - David McVicar

Conductor - John Eliot Gardiner

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Movement Director - Leah Hausman

Set Designer - Michael Vale

Music By - Giuseppe Verdi

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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