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Rigoletto Tickets - Royal Opera House Theatre

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The Royal Opera House proudly presents David McVicar’s production of Verdi's classic opera - Rigoletto which will showcase at the iconic venue for a limited season from December 14th - 16th January 2018.

Rigoletto is court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, but has been cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda is seduced by the Duke, it would seem as if the curse is beginning to taking effect…...

In a fit of anger Rigoletto makes arrangments to have the Duke killed, but Gilda is still in love with the womanizing Duke and sacrifices herself in his place. Rigoletto uncovers the corpse to find his fatally wounded daughter, who tragically dies in his arms.

Giuseppe Verdi considered that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’ but actually had to overcome state censorship to even stage it as censors objected strongly to its depiction of an immoral ruler!  Despite this, Verdi was eventually vindicated as the opera was a huge success and was performed 250 times over the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas ever since.


Royal Opera House


Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD

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  • Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
  • Tube Lines: Piccadilly
  •  Directions from nearest tube: 


    (3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.


  • Railway Station: Charing Cross
  • Bus Numbers: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
  • Night Bus Numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
  • Car Park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)
  • Within Congestion Zone: Yes

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