In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption, and social decay, Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling Rigoletto, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, pits power against innocence and beauty against ugliness. This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851.
Sung in Italian, with English surtitles