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The Royal Opera: Rigoletto

One of Verdi's best known operas is re-imagined in David McVicar's dark and atmospheric production, with strong characterizations and vivid scenery. The production deftly depicts the colourful and corrupt world of the court in 16th century Mantua. The dark and violent themes remain as potent today as ever. The opera tells the story of the jester Rigoletto, cursed by a man he has mocked, who is driven to despair by the seduction of his daughter and later by his increasing obsession with revenge.