Rigoletto – Live Screening
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Tue 16 January 2018, 7.15pm
Live Screening from the Royal Opera House.
David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted
by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.
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…
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.
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Alexander Joel
Certificate: 12A as live
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Picture caption/credit: David McVicar’s production of Rigoletto for The Royal Opera © 2014 ROH/ Catherine Ashmore