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Welsh National Opera: Rigoletto

7 February 2025

Donald Gordon Theatre

On sale to Partner Awen members + WNO Friends from 23 February
On sale to Partner + Ffrind and Ffrind+ members from 28 February
On sale to the public from 1 March

More performances of Rigoletto in WNO's Autumn 2024 Season

Depravity and deceit: a life disintegrating… 

Step into the raucous court of the Duke of Mantua where Rigoletto, the court jester, uses vicious wit to conceal his tormented heart. In a world teetering on the edge of debauchery and deceit, his only joy is his daughter, Gilda. When the charming but womanising Duke sets his sights on Gilda, his actions set in motion a tragic chain of events where a father’s love and treachery collide in a crescendo of passion and heartbreak.   

Set against the backdrop of a decadent and ruthless court, this heart-wrenching tale explores the intricate web of love, betrayal, and the consequences of power. Verdi wrote that Rigoletto was his best opera, and with its rich tapestry of emotions and unforgettable melodies – including opera’s most famous quartet and the instantly recognisable La donna è mobile – it’s easy to see why it transcends time and continues to resonate long after the curtain falls.

Conductor Pietro Rizzo 
Adele Thomas

Sung in Italian, with English and Welsh surtitles

Start time: 7.30pm

Running time: approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one interval

Contains scenes of sex and violence


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