Rigoletto, 2017
 

About the production

Bath Opera's touring company presents for summer 2017 a new production of Verdi's 1851 masterpiece, Rigoletto. Packed with glorious tunes and intense emotion, it takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of joy, love, despair and murder.

Poster for Rigoletto, 2017
 

Based around the court of the libertine Duke of Mantua, this production is set in 1930s Italy, in the decadent years before the second World War. Arrogant aristocrats mingle with nightclub hostesses, while the Duke's favourite comedian, Rigoletto, pokes malicious fun at anyone who shows the slightest sign of vulnerability.

But Rigoletto has a secret: his beautiful daughter Gilda, whom he keeps hidden away to preserve her honour. She is everything to him, and he is terrified that someone in this amoral, licentious city will find and seduce her. He doesn't realise that some of the courtiers have already discovered her and, thinking she's his mistress, are planning to kidnap her.

Musical direction by Peter Blackwood, stage direction Alexandra Denman.

 

Performances

Friday 16th June 2017, 7:30pm Widcombe Manor, Bath. Hosted by Widcombe Association. Book online at www.groupspaces.com/
WidcombeAssociation/item/110078
or telephone Denise Coughlan on 01225 448171
Saturday 17th June 2017, 7:30pm Widcombe Manor, Bath. Hosted by Widcombe Association. Book online at www.groupspaces.com/
WidcombeAssociation/item/110078
or telephone Denise Coughlan on 01225 448171
Sunday 18th June 2017, Matinee Widcombe Manor, Bath. Charity performance in aid of Genesis Trust's Walcot Street Appeal. Book online at www.pleasuregardensproductions.com/
item/1100917
Friday 23rd June 2017, 7:30pm Town Hall, Midsomer Norton, as part of the Midsomer Norton Arts Festival. Tickets from the Community Trust on 01761 419133 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/mnct
Saturday 24th June 2017, 7:30pm Pyrford, Surrey. Private function.
Saturday 1st July 2017, 7:30pm Neeld Hall, Chippenham. Tickets 14 (13 Concessions) plus 60p booking fee per ticket from Neeld Community and Arts Centre
Friday 7th July 2017, 7:30pm Rondo Theatre, Bath. Tickets 14 (13 concession) plus 1 theatre restoration fee from Ticketsource. Book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/179324 or telephone 0333 666 3366 (1.50 telephone booking fee)
Saturday 8th July 2017, 7:30pm Rondo Theatre, Bath. Tickets 14 (13 concession) plus 1 theatre restoration fee from Ticketsource. Book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/179324 or telephone 0333 666 3366 (1.50 telephone booking fee)

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