Rigoletto - Opening Night
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|Sat 19 May ’12, 7:30pm–10:30pm||
Where: St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- C-Reserve: $49.50
- B-Reserve: $74.50
- A-Reserve: $98.50
- Silver: $124.50
- Gold: $148.50
- Premium: $189.50
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: nzopera
The NBR New Zealand Opera's second opera of 2012 is Verdi's much loved Rigoletto.
"Rigoletto is full of soaring music which makes one feel one's heart is going to burst." - Warwick Fyfe, Rigoletto
Opera doesn't get more melodramatic than Rigoletto, Verdi's heartbreaking tale of love and deception. Amid of flow of glorious melody, it features the celebrated aria "la donna è mobile", one of the most recognisable tunes in all opera.
Lindy Hume, whose 2007 Lucia di Lammermoor so thrilled its audiences, returns to New Zealand to direct this new production. The NBR New Zealand Opera's Director of Music, Wyn Davies, conducts a stellar cast, including Warwick Fyfe in the title role, Emma Pearson as his daughter Gilda and Rafael Rojas as the cynical womaniser, the Duke of Mantua.
Featuring The Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, with the Vector Wellington Orchestra.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Tickets available now through subscription at The NBR New Zealand Opera Box Office
(Subscription package options from $84). Single tickets on sale through Ticketek from 14 November 2011.