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About the show

Verdi’s most popular opera has returned to the London Coliseum, directed by Jonathan Miller. Rigoletto is the tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice, transported to New York’s Little Italy in the 1950’s. Having opened on the ENO stage in February 2017, the opera is set to play for a limited season.

Rigoletto is known for being a joker. Everyone loves his razor-sharp wit, but occasionally his sharp tongue can run away with him. When his latest wisecrack starts a vendetta that is far from funny, he realises that he may not have the last laugh. As his daughter is seduced by the dissolute Duke, Rigoletto prepares himself for revenge.

Nicholas Pallesen leads the cast as Rigoletto, alongside lyric tenor Joshua Guerrero as the Duke, Sydney Mancasola as Gilda, Barnaby Rea as Sparafucile, Madeleine Shaw as Maddalena, Nicholas Folwell as Monterone, Matthew Durkan as Marullo, Anthony Flaum as Borsa and Andri Björn Róbertsson as Ceprano.

Featuring some of opera’s most recognisable music, including “Women abandon us”, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong. Rigoletto features design by Patrick Robertson and Rosemary Vercoe, with lighting design by Robert Bryan.

A sumptuous tale of revenge, Rigoletto runs at the London Coliseum from February 2nd to February 28th 2017.

Who Should See It?

This is an excellent opportunity for opera lovers to see one of Verdi’s greatest operas on stage.

Rigoletto is not suitable for children.

Playing at

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
Seating Plan

London Coliseum seating plan

Booking period

2nd Feb 2017

21st Nov 2017

28th Feb 2017

Running time

2 hours 50 minutes


Suitable for ages 5+