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Welsh National Opera – Rigoletto

24 October @ 7.30pm to 9.45pm

24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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Welsh National Opera - Rigoletto
Welsh National Opera – Rigoletto

About Welsh National Opera – Rigoletto

Depravity and deceit: a life disintegrating…

Step into the raucous court of the Duke of Mantua, where Rigoletto, the court jester, uses vicious wit to conceal his tormented heart. In a world teetering on the edge of debauchery and deceit, his only joy is his daughter, Gilda. 

When the charming but womanising Duke sets his sights on Gilda, his actions set in motion a tragic chain of events where a father’s love and treachery collide in a crescendo of passion and heartbreak.

Welsh National Opera
Welsh National Opera

Set against the backdrop of a decadent and ruthless court, this heart-wrenching tale explores the intricate web of love, betrayal, and the consequences of power. 

Verdi wrote that Rigoletto was his best opera. With its rich tapestry of emotions and unforgettable melodies, including opera’s most famous quartet and the instantly recognisable ‘La donna è mobile’, it’s easy to see why it transcends time and continues to resonate long after the curtain falls.

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles.

Conductor Pietro Rizzo.

Director Adele Thomas.


Price TBC

General ticket sale opens on Fri 01 March at 10.00am

Tickets are subject to a transaction fee.

Please see important booking information below.

Booking information

Dates & times:
Thursday 24 October at 7.00pm
Saturday 26 October at 7.00pm

2 hours 45 minutes, including an interval

Contains scenes of sex and violence.

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 noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.

There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional 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 members.

See important information about Getting there and Access here