Carlos Álvarez (Rigoletto)
Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua)
Lisette Oropesa (Gilda)
Andrea Mastroni (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
Running times: 3 hours (including one interval)
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Tags: Thriller / Adult / Contemporary
Thursday 10 March 2022, 7.15pm
The Royal Opera | ANNIVERSARY SCREENING (performed in September 2021)
In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, 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. 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.
About The Royal Opera
The Royal Opera, under the artistic direction of Antonio Pappano, Music Director, and Oliver Mears, Director of Opera, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as George Benjamin, Harrison Birtwistle, Mark- Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.
About the Royal Opera House
Home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera House brings together the world’s most extraordinary artists in live, streamed and broadcast events and performances that thrill, move and excite; that transport people to other worlds. Our theatres are in London’s Covent Garden but our work is accessed and experienced across the UK and globally through touring partnerships, cinema programmes, free outdoor screenings, radio, TV and live-streaming.
Since closing our doors due to the global pandemic in March 2020, the Royal Opera House continued to bring together the world’s most extraordinary artists and curated the #OurHouseToYourHouse programme, made up of nine live concerts (six for opera, two for ballet and two galas), 38 streamed productions and a suite of online content that has been viewed over 15 million times in 183 countries, together with a suite of cultural highlights in partnership with the BBC, Sky Arts and Netflix and a host of online home learning opportunities wherever you are in the country.
We are hugely excited to welcome people back to our theatres as soon as possible, showcasing the very best of our art forms and bringing the joy of live performance back to our audiences. We would like to thank everyone who continues to support our creative community as we get closer to re-opening our doors once again.