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Opera in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi

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About the production

  • Run time: 2hrs 30min, 2 intermissions
  • Sung in: ITALIAN
  • Subtitles: English, Italian and other languages
  • Opera House: Vienna State Opera

Benjamin Bernheim is the elegant, reckless Duke of Mantua who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Simon Keenlyside sings Rigoletto, the tortured hunchback jester, and Erin Morley is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge. Evgeny Solodovnikov and Monika Bohinec sing the murderous siblings Sparafucile and Maddalena. Pier Giorgio Morandi leads the Vienna State Opera orchestra.

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Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna View in Google Maps

How to get there:

Undreground: U1,U2,U4 - Stop at Karlsplatz

Trams: 1,2,D,62,71 - Stop at Opernring

After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

Duke of Mantua: Benjamin Bernheim

Rigoletto: Simon Keenlyside

Gilda: Erin Morley

Sparafucile: Evgeny Solodovnikov

Maddalena: Monika Bohinec

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) is the preeminent Italian opera composer of the 19th century. His works remain immensely popular today, and are at the core of the opera repertoire.

The libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (1810–1876), Verdi’s principal librettist of the period, is closely based on Victor Hugo’s controversial play Le roi s'amuse ("The king amuses himself").