by Giuseppe Verdi
This stunning new production was directed by Melbourne’s Greg Carroll and designed by Peter Corrigan, who created a spartan, hard-edged set for Her Majesty’s Theatre, to fit with the dark themes of this dramatic opera.


From the play Le Roi s’Amuse by Victor Hugo with a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi’s Rigoletto is one of the most popular operas ever written. Featuring such well known arias as La Donna e Mobile and Caro Nome, it tells the tragic story of a father’s thwarted revenge on the man who abducted his daughter.



The Duke of Mantua Aydin Ustuk, Stephen Smith
Rigoletto, his court jester Andrea Rola, Roger Howell
Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter Vanessa West, Polina Volfson
Sparafucile, a professional assassin Jonathan Truscott, Jerzy Kozlowski
Maddalena, Sparafucile's sister Roxanne Hislop, Lynlee Williams
Count Monterone Manfred Pohlenz, Bryan O'Connell
Marullo, a courtier Jason Wasley, Simon Meadows
Borsa, a courtier Mark Fowler, Jacob Caine
Count Ceprano, a courtier Adrian Tamburini, Angus Grant
Giovanna, her duenna Kerrie Bolton, Cecily Woodberry
Countess Ceprano Suzan Stafford
A Page Sally Kirkcaldy, Seija Knight
A court usher Giuseppe Corizzo, Josh Perillo
Sig Anderson
David Campbell
Andrea Carcassi
Kevin Castles
Giuseppe Corizzo
Hayden Downing
Brendan Egan
Adrian Glaubert
Angus Grant
Peter Grant
Mark Henderson
Oliver Mann
Stephen Mansour
Alex McCutcheon
Bruce Nichols
Bernie Nolan
Josh Perillo
Rodney Phillips
Jean-Francois Ravat
Roland Seidl
David Woodberry
Adrian Woodhouse


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