- 165 minutes
Verdi's classic opera relayed live to The Regal.
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 revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna e 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.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
The performance lasts about 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval.
Adult tickets: £20.00
Concession tickets: £15.00
Child tickets: £15.00
Royal Box tickets: £20.00