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Ellen Kent's Rigoletto

A stunning traditional production recapturing the decadence of Renaissance Italy with lavish sets and opulent costumes. Celebrating the return of the critically acclaimed soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Gilda.
 
Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester’s daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler – and how her father’s attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy.  The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court. Featuring the two of the most celebrated tenor arias ... Read more >>

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Ellen Kent's Rigoletto

Ellen Kent's Rigoletto Overview

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
 
The masterpiece they tried to ban
 
Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.
 
Please note some scenes contain nudity.
 
A stunning traditional production recapturing the decadence of Renaissance Italy with lavish sets and opulent costumes.
 
Celebrating the return of the critically acclaimed soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Gilda and starring Vladimir Dragos* and Iurie Gisca* as Rigoletto
 
Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester’s daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler – and how her father’s attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy.  The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court.
 
Featuring the two of the most celebrated tenor arias La Donna è Mobile and Questa o Quella justly turned into classics by Caruso, Rigoletto is based on a play by Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Miserables.
 
 ‘Brilliantly sung’
The Times (Royal Albert Hall)
 
‘Alyona Kistenyova made a touchingly beautiful Gilda and her arias were pure and sweet’
 Irish Examiner, Autumn 2014 
 
Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 
*Cast subject to change

 

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