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Until May 10, 2019

A wicked tale of wicked men

Why See Metropolitan Opera - Rigoletto?

Classical & Opera

Beware the clown scorned

Director Michael Mayer's hit production of Verdi's powerful tragedy sees 1500s Mantua replaced by a seedy and gaudy Las Vegas in 1960 - the ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence! As with many operas, the themes of revenge, mistaken identities and divine intervention feature heavily, something that was quite hidden in Victor Hugo's original novel until Verdi put it to music. Nadine Sierra reprises her role as Gilda, alongside Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze sharing the wicked tongued part of Rigoletto.

What is Rigoletto about?

Although not as strong a condemnation of class division and injustice as originally imagined by Victor Hugo, Mayer still brings the passion in neon-soaked update.

The ultimate tale of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice, Rigoletto follows the misfortunes of its titular character. A clown (now a cruel henchman) in the court of the Duke (now a Vegas impresario), he's extremely skilled at humiliating courtiers, much to the amusement of the Duke. Yet when his sharp tongue goes too far and the lustful Duke seduces his beloved daughter Gilda, a spiral of devastation consumes them all as Rigoletto tries anything to protect her innocence.

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Opening night: 12 February 2019


sung in Italian with titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish

Run time

Three hours and four minutes with two intermissions

Cast and Creative


Production: Michael Mayer

Set Designer: Christine Jones

Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty

Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams

Choreographer: Steven Hoggett

Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado

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