Rigoletto

Rigoletto

This humdinger of an opera has everything
  • Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
    Melbourne • 11 May - 29 May
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $69.00 - $287.00*
    Premium, A, B, C & D Reserve
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia
  • Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
    Melbourne • 11 May - 29 May
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $69.00 - $287.00*
    Premium, A, B, C & D Reserve
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

At the Duke’s infamous parties, one man’s words light the darkness with a sinister glitter. Among the glamorous girls and greasy gangsters, Rigoletto serves his master with sharp wits and averted eyes.

He’s hideous. He’s hated. He’s untouchable. But in this shimmering world of secrets and seduction, can he keep the one he loves most safe?

From the moment he wrote it, Verdi knew he had a hit on his hands. The story had everything: royalty, loyalty, deformity, devotion, lust and revenge.

And the music? The music was sensational, so full of hummable tunes that Verdi demanded complete secrecy from his première cast. The tenor was forbidden from even whistling the catchy ‘La donna è mobile’ outside of rehearsals. The morning after Rigoletto’s triumphant premiere, that melody rang out in the streets: a hit for ever after. The title character Verdi called the “greatest creation” in the history of theatre had found a home in a masterpiece of music.

Elijah Moshinsky’s much-loved production of Rigoletto returns to the Arts Centre Melbourne stage, complete with its glamorous La Dolce Vita-inspired sets and costumes, and scene-stealing car. The revolving dollhouse style set gives a cinematic detail to each scene.