Verdi

Rigoletto

Revival of the 2011 production

Theatre Royal

Glasgow

Thu 18 Oct to Sat 27 Oct

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His Majesty's Theatre

Aberdeen

Thu 1 Nov to Sat 3 Nov

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Festival Theatre

Edinburgh

Fri 9 Nov to Sat 17 Nov

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Eden Court

Inverness

Tue 20 Nov to Sat 24 Nov

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Award-winning director Matthew Richardson (The Devil Inside 2016) and Olivier Award-winning designer Jon Morrell revive their powerful production of Verdi's masterpiece. 

Set in a dark and dangerous underworld where cruelty and inhumanity are rife—and women are objects merely to be played with and discarded—it tells the tragic tale of seduction, revenge and a father's suffocating love for his only daughter with a clarity that is completely compelling and utterly heartbreaking. 

'A more gripping and surprising Rigoletto than any I can remember.' Financial Times 2011

From the aching naivety of Gilda's first love to the dissolute revelry of 'La donna è mobile', Verdi's score is packed with some of the best-loved music in opera. Internationally-acclaimed baritone Aris Argiris heads up a cast of exciting talent including Lina Johnson, much-praised for her Gilda in Trieste in 2016;  award-winning British tenor Adam Smith; David Shipley, a recent graduate of the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artist programme; and Scottish Opera Emerging Artists Alexey GusevLucy Anderson and Bethan Langford. British Conductor Rumon Gamba conducts.     

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Running time approx. 2 hours 30 mins 

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  • PLAYLIST Credits

  • Rigoletto

Cast & Creative Team

Rigoletto
Aris Argiris

Gilda
Lina Johnson

Duke of Mantua
Adam Smith

Sparafucile
David Shipley

Maddalena
Sioned Gwen Davies

Count Monterone
Stephen Gadd

Mattheo Borsa
Aled Hall

Marullo
Alexey Gusev*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Count Ceprano
Dingle Yandell

Countess Ceprano
Lucy Anderson*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Giovanna
Bethan Langford*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Giovanna
Bethan Langford*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Conductor
Rumon Gamba & Derek Clark*
*17 & 20 Nov

Director
Matthew Richardson

Set & Costume Designer
Jon Morrell

Lighting Designer
Tony Rabbit

Choreographer
Kally Lloyd-Jones

Theatre Royal Glasgow 
18 • 24 • 27 Oct 7.15pm
21 Oct 3pm

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
1 • 3 Nov 7.15pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh
9 • 15 • 17 Nov 7.15pm
11 Nov 3pm

Eden Court, Inverness
20 • 22 • 24 Nov 7.15pm

 

Access

If you are visually impaired, you can enjoy the full opera experience with live commentary that describes the action on stage without compromising the music. Free touch tours including the set, props and costumes are also available before the show.

Touch Tours

Glasgow
Sat 27 Oct, 6pm

Aberdeen
Sat 3 Nov, 6pm

Edinburgh
Sun 11 Nov, 1.45pm

Inverness
Sat 24 Nov, 6pm

Audio Described

Glasgow
Sat 27 Oct, 7.15pm

Aberdeen
Sat 3 Nov, 7.15pm

Edinburgh
Sun 11 Nov, 3pm

Inverness
Sat 24 Nov, 7.15pm

Contact the box office at your local venue to book – tickets should be booked at least two weeks in advance. Discounts available. Touch tours only available to audio-description bookers. Guide dogs welcome. Find out more.

Get Closer

Widen your opera experience with a pre-show talk, or try an hour long taster that gives you an insight into our operas and how they are created.

Opera Unwrapped

Glasgow
Mon 22 Oct, 6pm

Aberdeen
Fri 2 Nov, 6pm

Edinburgh
Mon 12 Nov, 6pm

Inverness
Wed 21 Nov, 6pm

Pre-show Talk

Glasgow
Sat 27 Oct, 6pm

Aberdeen
Sat 3 Nov, 6pm

Edinburgh
Sat 17 Nov, 6pm

Inverness
Sat 24 Nov, 6pm

Tickets for Opera Unwrapped are just £5. Pre-show talks are free but should be reserved by calling the box office at your chosen venue. Find out more.