Rigoletto
Opera Australia presents
Rigoletto

13 Jun 2023 to 26 Jun 2023

Royalty, devotion, lust and revenge: this opera has everything

At the Duke’s infamous parties, one man’s words light the darkness with a sinister glitter. Among the glamorous girls and greasy gangsters, Rigoletto serves his master with sharp wits and averted eyes.

From the moment he wrote it, Verdi knew he had a hit on his hands. The story has everything: royalty, loyalty, devotion, lust and revenge.

And the music? The music is sensational, so full of hummable tunes that Verdi demanded complete secrecy from his premiere cast. The tenor was forbidden from even whistling the catchy ‘La donna è mobile’ outside of rehearsals.

The morning after Rigoletto’s triumphant premiere, that melody rang out in the streets: a hit for ever after. The title character Verdi called the “greatest creation” in the history of theatre had found a home in a masterpiece of music.

Elijah Moshinsky’s much-loved production of Rigoletto returns to the Sydney Opera House stage, complete with its glamorous La Dolce Vita-inspired sets and costumes and scene-stealing Fiat 500. The revolving dolls-house style set gives a cinematic detail to each scene.

Opera Australia have assembled a brilliant cast led by Verdi master Renato Palumbo. Ernesto Petti is the tortured jester at the heart of Verdi’s masterpiece.

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Venue
Sydney Opera House - Joan Sutherland Theatre
Session TimesTicket PricesDuration
2 hours 45 minutes, including interval
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Wed 28 Aug 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Thu 29 Aug 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Fri 30 Aug 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Sat 31 Aug 2024, 2:00pm4:00pm
Sat 31 Aug 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Sun 1 Sep 2024, 5:00pm7:00pm
Tue 3 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Wed 4 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Thu 5 Sep 2024, 2:00pm4:00pm
Thu 5 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Fri 6 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Sat 7 Sep 2024, 2:00pm4:00pm
Sat 7 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Sun 8 Sep 2024, 5:00pm7:00pm
Tue 10 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Wed 11 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
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Fri 13 Sep 2024, 7:30pm9:30pm
Sat 14 Sep 2024, 2:00pm4:00pm
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Sun 15 Sep 2024, 5:00pm7:00pm
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