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See it while it’s still hot: Royal Opera's Rigoletto reviewed

2 October 2021

9:00 AM

2 October 2021

9:00 AM


Royal Opera House, in rep until 12 March 2022


Barbican Hall

In Oliver Mears’s new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, the curtain rises on a work of art. The stage is in deep shadow, the backdrop glowing with the rich impasto of an old master painting. Out front, and lit like a Caravaggio, the Duke of Mantua poses amid a mass of human figures in sculptural attitudes.

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