The Royal Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto—a work the composer himself called his “best opera”—live in cinemas worldwide. Featuring many musical highlights, the opera includes the well-known arias “Questa o quella” and “La donna è mobile” (both made popular by tenor Luciana Pavarotti, among others). The story follows Rigoletto, the hunchbacked court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, who is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s latest conquests for his mocking laughter. When the Duke turns his attention to Rigoletto’s own daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect, and the jester must plot to protect her from the Duke’s immoral intent. Directed by David McVicar, Alexander Joel conducts a cast led by Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias in the title role. Featuring American tenor Michael Fabiano and English soprano Lucy Crowe.
In Italian with English subtitles