13 March 2022

In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigolettopits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigolettocelebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.

Cast & Creative

Carlos Álvarez (Rigoletto),
Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua),
Lisette Oropesa (Gilda),
Brindley Sherratt (Sparafucile),
Ramona Zaharia (Maddalena),
Eric Greene (Count Monterone),
Kseniia Nikolaieva (Giovanna),
Dominic Sedgwick (Marullo),
Egor Zhuravskii (Borsa),
Blaise Malaba (Count Ceprano)

The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Music - Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto - Francesco Maria Piave
Director - Oliver Mears
Set designer - Simon Lima Holdsworth
Costume designer - Ilona Karas
Lighting designer Fabiana Piccioli
Movement director Anna Morrissey

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Ticketing Info

Keeping You Safe: 

Whilst legal requirements are no longer in place, we strongly request all audience members (except those with medical exemptions) to wear face coverings when moving around the venue, and when seated (except when consuming food and drink). This allows the greatest range of audiences to book with confidence and comfort.

Performance Times: 2pm

Tickets: £17.50

Certificate: 12A

All prices include any booking fees.

General booking opens - 7th February, 11am

Running times:3 hours(including one interval)
Language:Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Venue Info

The Theatre