Broadcast from the Royal Opera House (encore)
In a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Director of the Royal Opera Oliver Mears sets his scene. In his first work for his own Company, Mears brings Verdi’s masterpiece, Rigoletto, into the modern world. Verdi’s thrilling work pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, conducted by Sir Antonia Pappano. This special anniversary screening celebrates 171 years since the premiere of Rigoletto in 1851.