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Verdi

Rigoletto

Everyone loves Rigoletto's razor-sharp wit. But this time, it's really drawn blood.

02 Feb - 28 Feb 2017

Rigoletto is a joker. But sometimes his sharp tongue runs away with him. And his latest wisecrack has started a vendetta that’s far from funny. Now, with his daughter seduced by the dissolute Duke, Rigoletto is out for revenge. But he definitely won’t have the last laugh.  

A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice, Rigoletto is one of Verdi’s most popular operas. Jonathan Miller’s much-loved ‘Mafia’ production makes a welcome return to the ENO stage, relocating the action to New York’s Little Italy in the 1950s.

Featuring some of opera’s most immediately recognisable music, including ‘Women abandon us’ (‘La donna è mobile’), Verdi’s thrilling score will be conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong. Leading the cast is Nicholas Pallesen in the title role, alongside lyric tenor Joshua Guerrero as ‘The Duke’ and Sydney Mancasola as Rigoletto’s love-stricken daughter Gilda.

‘Outstanding… a revival worth catching’

The Guardian

‘Packs a powerful punch’

Evening Standard

9 Evening Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 50mins

Running time includes two intervals of approximately 20 minutes each.

Tickets available from £12 plus booking fee.* There are 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under.

ENO offers half price tickets for children under 16. Please note that under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult and children under five will not be admitted.

Pre performance talk
15 Feb 2017
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Signed Performance
15 Feb 2017
Language
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

*ENO charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, or a maximum of £6 per transaction.

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Creative Team

Sir Richard Armstrong

Conductor

Jonathan Miller

Director

Elaine Tyler-Hall

Revival Director

Patrick Robertson

Designer

Rosemary Vercoe

Designer

Robert Bryan

Lighting designer

James Fenton

Translator

Cast

Nicholas Pallesen

Rigoletto

Joshua Guerrero

Duke

Sydney Mancasola

Gilda

Barnaby Rea

Sparafucile

Madeleine Shaw

Maddalena

Nicholas Folwell

Monterone

Matthew Durkan

Marullo

Anthony Flaum

Borsa

Andri Björn Róbertsson

Ceprano