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Glyndebourne - Rigoletto

Wednesday 4th & Saturday 7th December

Opera



Glyndebourne - Rigoletto
 

The Duke has it all: money, power, looks, and any woman he wants – any woman, that is, except Gilda, the innocent young daughter of hunchbacked jester Rigoletto. But when Gilda is kidnapped and seduced by his master, Rigoletto plots revenge – with tragic results.

Verdi’s own favourite opera, Rigoletto is a tragedy of Shakespearean scope, a disturbing psychological portrait of a man caught in a corrupt world, an outsider in a system built on power and privilege. A dramatic score, heavy with menace, includes many of Verdi’s greatest tunes, including “La donna e mobile”. Rising star Christiane Lutz directs Glyndebourne’s first ever production, reimagining Verdi’s classic drama for our own age.

After his “marvellous” Pinkerton in 2016’s Madama Butterfly, Matteo Lippi returns to the Glyndebourne Tour as the seductive, power-hungry Duke. Georgian baritone Nikoloz Lagvilava makes his Glyndebourne debut as Rigoletto, with prize-winning South African soprano Vuvu Mpofu as his daughter Gilda, and Oleg Budaratskiy as assassin Sparafucile.

Tickets £10.00 - £58.00 


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Saver scheme:
Pay full price ticket for Rinaldo A - C & get £10 off the same price ticket for 1 of other operas

Under 18:
A & B £15 Fri  & Sa

Under 30:
£15 Fri

Group Rates:
Tues & Fri

Schools:
C & D matinee £8

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Pre-Performance Talks:

Wednesday 4th December 6.15 – 6.45pm. Targetfollow Room

Theatre Cares: Opera inspired
Tuesday 3rd December - An informal singing workshop inspired by the magical world of opera.