Bath Opera presents Rigoletto
Bath Opera’s touring company presents for summer 2017 a new production of Verdi’s 1851 opera masterpiece, Rigoletto. Packed with glorious tunes and intense emotion, it takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of joy, love, despair and murder.
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.
£14 Standard / £13 Concessions
A 60p booking fee will be added to every ticket