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Opera | Rigoletto


21 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024


Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

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Depravity and deceit: a life disintegrating…

Step into the raucous court of the Duke of Mantua where Rigoletto, the court jester, uses vicious wit to conceal his tormented heart. In a world teetering on the edge of debauchery and deceit, his only joy is his daughter, Gilda. When the charming but womanising Duke sets his sights on Gilda, his actions set in motion a tragic chain of events where a father’s love and treachery collide in a crescendo of passion and heartbreak.

Set against the backdrop of a decadent and ruthless court, this heart-wrenching tale explores the intricate web of love, betrayal, and the consequences of power. Verdi wrote that Rigoletto was his best opera, and with its rich tapestry of emotions and unforgettable melodies – including opera’s most famous quartet and the instantly recognisable La donna è mobile – it’s easy to see why it transcends time and continues to resonate long after the curtain falls.

Event Dates

21Sep - 19:30 Opera | Rigoletto
27Sep - 19:30 Opera | Rigoletto
01Oct - 19:30 Opera | Rigoletto
04Oct - 19:30 Opera | Rigoletto