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Verdi Rigoletto

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra

11 May 2018
Swansea Grand Theatre
Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ Box Office opening times: Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 8.00pm

Tickets: £15.00 - £33.00 Selected concessions available
All tickets include a 50p Restoration Fund contribution.
Online booking fee applies.
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A stunning traditional production recapturing the decadence of Renaissance Italy with lavish sets and opulent costumes.
Celebrating the return of the critically acclaimed soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Gilda. Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto*. Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.

Verdi's masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester's daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler - and how her father's attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy. The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court.
Featuring the two of the most celebrated tenor arias La Donna è Mobile and Questa o Quella justly turned into classics by Caruso, Rigoletto is based on a play by Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Miserables.

"Brilliantly sung" The Times (Royal Albert Hall)
"Alyona Kistenyova made a touchingly beautiful Gilda and her arias were pure and sweet" Irish Examiner, Autumn 2014
"It is Vladimir Dragos who effortlessly held the stage." Cork Examiner ★★★★★ 
Rigoletto 2018
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change

The nature of our venue means that at certain times and from particular seats the surtitles system is not always visible. Please check with Box Office if you need to see the surtitles and they will advise you of the best seats.

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