Royal Opera Live: Rigoletto

Presented by Royal Opera Live via satellite broadcast

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Sun 21 January 2018

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 2pm.

The Pomegranate Theatre is proud to present this satellite broadcast as part of its cinema programme.

Rigoletto - Opera in three acts

Music Giuseppe Verdi
Director David Mcvicar
Conductor Alexander Joel
Rigoletto Dimitri Platanias
Gilda Lucy Crowe
Duke Of Mantua Michael Fabiano

Alexander Joel conducts two excellent casts led by Dimitri Platanias in David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.

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 orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è 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.

Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

(170min, including one interval, and will be sung in Italian with English surtitles)

Ticket Information

£16, Concessions, Student & Child £13.50 

FOP 2016 Friends 10% Discount

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