Rigoletto is the loyal jester to the Duke of Mantua – a powerful, dangerous man who is secretly seducing Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda, along with several countesses.
When Rigoletto takes his jesting too far, the husband of one of the Duke’s conquests vows to kidnap Gilda to punish him, and the father of another curses him. Although terrified of the curse, Rigoletto is certain his daughter is safe. However, with his unwitting help, she’s kidnapped as threatened, and handed to the Duke himself.
In revenge, Rigoletto hires an assassin. But before the day's end, the curse makes its deadly power felt...
2hrs 40min (including interval)
October 12th, 2023
November 28th, 2023
Suitable for ages 12+
This production contains violence and implied sexual assault, and depictions of moderate sexual activity. Rigoletto features flashing lights in Act III.
Location: West End
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)
Directions from 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.
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