The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is bringing Verdi’s classic opera Rigoletto to the Victoria Theatre, Halifax on February 28, 2015. Rigoletto is based on a play by Victor Hugo, Le Roi s‘amuse, written by Giuseppe Verdi and his librettist Francesco Maria Piave and performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice during the 1850-1851 season.

RigolettoVerdi’s Rigoletto is widely considered to be his first great operatic masterpiece. A succession of stunning tunes, including the famous La donna è mobile, combined with an ever-present underlying tension and menace in a plot involving abduction, seduction and a hired assassin.

One of Verdi’s most popular operas tells the story of fatherly love, loss and revenge that goes tragically wrong. Its story revolves around the hunch-backed court jester, Rigoletto, his beautiful daughter Gilda and the womanising Duke of Mantua.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see Rigoletto on February 28, simply sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right hand side of the page) and answer this question: In Robert Hamilton‘s review of the The Merry Widow at the RNCM, who directed the orchestra?


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Closing date: 11pm on Tuesday February 3, 2015

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What: RigolettoRigoletto

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7.30pm

Where: Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Tickets: £34 – 35.10*, £32 – 33.10* and £25 – 26.10* (concessions available)

* Prices inclusive of a £1 Theatre Support Fee when booking via the box office and an additional £1.10 booking fee if booking online