In Rigoletto, Verdi charts the fate of his larger-than-life characters – the tormented jester trying to avenge himself on his heartless playboy employer the Duke of Mantua, who has carelessly seduced Rigoletto’s innocent daughter Gilda – in music of immense theatrical power and instant memorability. First seen in 2001, David McVicar’s production teems with life and colour and, with Tanya McCallin’s period costumes and Michael Vale’s starkly effective sets, it provides an ideal frame for Verdi’s exploration of love, emotional betrayal and the darkest revenge.
- Royal Opera House
- John Eliot Gardiner
- Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- Featured Artist:
- Dimitri Platanias, Ekaterina Siurina, Vittorio Grigolo, Pablo Bemsch, Jihoon Kim, Louise Armit, ZhengZhong Zhou, Gianfranco Montresor, Elizabeth Sikora, Andrea Hazell, Nigel Cliffe, Christine Rice