In a world of decadence and corruption, Verdi’s masterpiece pits power against innocence with devastating effects.
In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, the director of The Royal Opera, Oliver Mears, sets his scene. In his first work for his own company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world, presented on Rosehill’s big screen.
Verdi’s thrilling Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Carlos Álvarez Rigoletto
Liparit Avetisyan Duke of Mantua
Lisette Oropesa Gilda
Brindley Sherratt Sparafucile
Ramona Zaharia Maddalena
Eric Greene Count Monterone
Kseniia Nikolaieva Giovanna
Dominic Sedgwick Marullo
Egor Zhuravskii Borsa
Blaise Malaba Count Ceprano
The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Music Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Francesco Maria Piave
Director Oliver Mears
Set designer Simon Lima Holdsworth
Costume designer Ilona Karas
Lighting designer Fabiana Piccioli
Movement director Anna Morrissey