Opera Theatre Company is delighted to announce a new production of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece RIGOLETTO, one of the greatest operas of all time. Directed by Selina Cartmell, in a newly commissioned contemporary translation by playwright Marina Carr.
Based on Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse, the tragic story revolves around the attempts of a desperate father Rigoletto and his efforts to protect Gilda his innocent daughter from the amorous attentions of his amoral boss The Duke.
Sung in English, Rigoletto is full of exquisite duets and instantly recognisable music– especially the famous tenor aria ‘La donna è mobile’ (The woman is fickle). Fergus Sheil conducts the OTC ensemble, with set and costume design by Alex Lowde and lighting design by Sinead Wallace.