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Total duration 2 h 30 min
1 intermission (25 min)
7 performances
22.9.2017 – 27.10.2017
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
15-109 €
Performed in Italian. Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Sign language interpretation on 29 Sep and 19 Oct.
Rigoletto

Familiar arias in a stylish setting

Rigoletto is a tragedy about a court jester, his daughter and the Duke who seduces her. In this production, La donna è mobile and other familiar arias are set in a stylish modern setting.

Recommended for children over the age of 12.

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Rigoletto

“Rootering has some sex and violence in his production, but it is nevertheless a clean and stylish modernised opera production.”

– Helsingin Sanomat

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Synopsis

A count has put a curse on court jester Rigoletto who has mocked him after his daughter was seduced by a duke. Soon the jester’s own daughter falls prey to the very same lecherous duke, and Rigoletto sets his heart on revenge. But the curse adds a fatal twist, and the distraught father loses everything.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

Creative team

Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Director
Georg Rootering
Sets, costumes
Mark Väisänen
Lighting design
Timo Alhanen

Cast

Performances and tickets

2 h 30 min
1 intermission (25 min)
7 performances
22.9.2017 – 27.10.2017
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
15-109 €
Performed in Italian. Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Sign language interpretation on 29 Sep and 19 Oct.
Wed 27.9.2017
at 19:00
on sale
Fri 29.9.2017
at 19:00
on sale
Tue 3.10.2017
at 19:00
on sale
Thu 12.10.2017
at 19:00
on sale
Wed 18.10.2017
at 19:00
on sale
Fri 27.10.2017
at 19:00
on sale
Fri 22.9.2017
at 19:00

Order refreshments here

Afternoon Tea

Sweet and savoury for the season

See what you like: choose your favourites on this season’s rich menu.

Book your refreshments beforehand online or at the Opera Restaurant sales desk; you will have a much wider range to choose from, and you will not have to queue in the interval.

Opera Restaurant sales desk
Tel. +358 9 4030 2377 on weekdays 09.00–11.00 and 12.00–16.00
Service desk beside the box office in the Opera House foyer on the Töölönlahti side open from Tuesday to Friday 12.00–16.00
ravintolapalvelut[at]opera.fi

A true feast of Verdi

In the course of just a couple of years, Verdi composed no only Rigoletto but also La Traviata and Il trovatore. The three masterpieces are all featured in our repertoire in the 2017–2018 season, so you’ll be treated to a true fest of Verdi.

Il trovatore
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Il trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi