About Welsh National Opera – Rigoletto at New Theatre, Oxford
Who will win the battle over Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda? The protective father or the powerful man with little morals? Welsh National Opera presents Verdi’s ‘greatest opera’ during their Autumn 2019 Season.
The Duke can have any woman he wants and lives a life of frivolity and corruption but Rigoletto has his own daughter’s honour to protect, and events unfold with unintended consequences.
Rigoletto, the Duke’s jester, ridicules the fathers and husbands of the women the Duke flirts with, who then set about seeking their vengeance against him.
This timely revival of WNO’s acclaimed production is set in the White House during the Kennedy era and sees Mark S Doss (Tosca, Spring 2018) return to the Company in the title role.
Verdi wrote that Rigoletto was his best opera, and with its dramatic storyline and score – featuring the instantly recognisable La donna è mobile – it’s easy to see why it continues to be such an enduring favourite.
Sung in Italian, with English surtitles, the performance will last approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes with two intervals.
Friday 22 November – 7:15 pm
About New Theatre Oxford
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened. The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.
On performance days, the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes 15 minutes after show start. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before show start, and close 15 minutes after the show start.
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls foyer, two furhter bars in the Circle Foyer and one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks. There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card memebers.