Tickets for Rigoletto at London’s Royal Opera House are available now!
A new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto kicks off the season at the Royal Opera House this February. The production takes Verdi’s masterpiece and brings it into modern day with its timeless morality. It is significant in today’s age in the way it pits power against innocence for a harsh look at social corruption and decay. Rigoletto tickets are now booking for the limited season which begins 18 February 2022.
About the new production of Rigoletto
Opera’s most famous aria ‘La donna è mobile’ returns in the final act in this new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. This classic morality masterpiece remains timeless as it juxtaposes power against innocence and beauty against ugliness, in a world that prioritises luxurious decadence, highlighting its pitiless corruption and social decay.
At a palace party, the womanizer Duke of Mantua isn’t content with the married Countess Ceprano, and reveals he is also infatuated with a mysterious woman he has seen in church. The jester Rigoletto jokes that the Duke should have the Countess’s husband murdered which leads to Count Ceprano’s vow to kidnap Rigoletto’s lover as revenge. Chaos descends as the Duke is revealed to be involved with another woman and Rigoletto takes his jesting too far!
Rigoletto cast and creative
Rigoletto will be directed by Oliver Mears in what will be his first production as director of The Royal Opera. It will be conducted by Stefano Montanari for the February run. Rigoletto has music by Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, with set design by Simon Lima Holdsworth, costume design by Ilona Karas and lighting design by Fabiana Piccioli. Anna Morrissey is the movement director.
The cast will feature Luca Salsi, Rosa Feola and Javier Camarena.
Rigoletto tickets are booking now!
The opera will open at the Royal Opera House on Friday 18 February 2022 for a limited season. Tickets for Rigoletto are booking until Saturday 12 March 2022.
Age restrictionSuitable for ages 12+
Running time2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval
Performance dates18 February – 12 March 2022
English surtitles projected above the stage. Surtitles cannot be seen from row H backwards in Dress Circle or last two rows of Upper Circle.