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Rigoletto Tickets

Verdi’s classic opera Rigoletto returned to the London Coliseum in a new English National Opera production directed by the acclaimed director Jonathon Miller. With a gripping story of jealousy and revenge, Rigoletto was one of the highlights of the operatic calendar, with a limited run throughout February 2017.

Rigoletto is a tragic story of jealousy and revenge, telling the tale of the quick witted Rigoletto as he promises to take revenge on dissolute Duke, having been shipped to New York’s Little Italy in the 1950s.

Rigoletto is known for his razor-sharp humour and being a joker, but sometimes he can take it too far and fall into trouble. When a wisecrack begins a feud which is far from a joke, he begins to worry that he may not have the last laugh. With the dissolute Duke making advances on his daughter, Rigoletto readies himself to get his own back. Fast paced and enthralling, this story is bound to keep audience members gripped.

Nicholas Pallesen takes the lead role of Rigoletto, while lyric tenor Joshua Guerrero plays the Duke and Sydney Mancasola is Gilda. The supporting cast includes Madeleine Shaw as Maddalena, Barnaby Rea as Sparafucile, Nicholas Folwell as Monterone, Anthony Flaum as Borsa, Matthew Durkan as Marullo and Andri Bjorn Robertsson as Ceprano.

Rigoletto featured some of opera’s most loved music, including “Women Abandon Us”. Conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong, the opera featured design by Patrick Robertson and Rosemary Vercoe and lighting by Robert Bryan.

Rigoletto first premiered in Venice on 11th March 1851, being an adaptation of Le roi s’amuse by French novelist Victor Hugo. Considered by many as the first operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle to late career, Rigoletto has gone on to be performed countless times.

Being greatly lauded by opera lovers, Verdi’s Rigoletto began performances at the London Coliseum on 2nd February 2017 and continued for a strictly limited run until 28th February 2017.

Performance dates: 27 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Age recommendation: Suitable for ages 5+

Special notice: Those who have not has the opportunity to see one of Verdi’s masterpieces performed before will love this brilliant and enthralling English National Opera production of Rigoletto. With some of the most recognisable music in opera and a gripping story line, this is perfect for those who love exciting operatic productions.

Best Seats

SeatPlan Recommends: The London Coliseum famously has a rather gargantuan stage, however the wide and sweeping stalls tend to give a good view throughout. Seats to the very front and rear however can be slightly restricted, but still offering good value for money.

The Dress Circle and the Upper Circle both have a deep curve, meaning seats at the very ends of rows are very side on to the stage. The Balcony can offer some of the cheapest seats in the house, however is very high and not recommended for those who do not like being distant to the action.

Latest Audience Reviews

I'm not really an opera buff as a rule, but this production by Jonathan Miller is fantastic. It brings... More

helenkeegan 20 Jul 2017

I'm not really an opera buff as a rule, but this production by Jonathan Miller is fantastic. It brings Rigoletto up to the 1950s and sets the action amongst the mafia in New York City and it works brilliantly. I was completely drawn into the story and the music and it had such lovely touches to the acting and staging. That attention to detail coupled with the chemistry between the actors really made this something very special. I think this is one of the best productions I've seen at the London Coliseum.

helenkeegan 20 Jul 2017
YM Top 200 reviewer23 Jul 2017

Wonderful singing, orchestra and superb cast.

sehrsarwar 27 Sep 2017
dawnbsp Top 50 reviewer03 Feb 2017
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