Rigoletto – 2011 Season

Giuseppe Verdi


Opera in three acts

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 11 March 1851, La Fenice, Venice

With the City of London Sinfonia and Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


Performances on 26, 28, 30 July and 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 August 2011


Production supported by Opera Holland Park Friends Production Syndicate founder members: Anonymous

Philip Bowman

Mrs Bryan Huffner

Martin & Wendy Kramer

Michael Lewis

David Mason

Richard & Ginny Salter

Urban Space Management

Antony & Carla Withers

Jan Woloniecki


Chorus generously supported by Mrs Christine Collins


Conductor Stuart Stratford

Director Lindsay Posner

Designer Tom Scutt

Lighting Designer Philip Gladwell

Choreographer Nikki Woollaston

Assistant Conductor Matthew Waldren

Costume Supervisor Sades Robinson

Répétiteur Elizabeth Rowe

Chorus Master Matthew Waldren

Stage Manager Olivia Dermot Walsh

Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Yeung

Assistant Stage Manager Elizabeth Fielding



Rigoletto Robert Poulton

Gilda Julia Sporsén

Duke Jaewoo Kim

Sparafucile Graeme Boradbent

Maddalena Patricia Orr

Count Ceprano Simon Wilding

Monterone William Robert Allenby

Marullo John Lofthouse

Borsa Neal Cooper

Countess Ceprano Anna Patalong

Giovanna Laura Woods

Court Usher Mark Spyropoulos

Page Nicola Wydenbach