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If you haven’t yet booked for Rigoletto, then I suggest you phone for your seats as soon as you can, for international quality opera companies do not come to provincial theatres that much.
In this case it is the Russians who are coming and coming with a sumptuous opera complete with a thirty-plus piece orchestra and English surtitles to help you unravel the plot as you listen to the singing in the language the opera was written in.
It is said that Rigoletto was one of Luciano Pavarotti’s favourite Verdi operas. You might like to follow this link to get a taste of why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3zetSuYRg
For one night only — the eleventh of February, you can share the experience an operatic precious jewel away from the big internationally celebrated Opera House. Indeed, for the night the Towngate seems transformed into a La Scala, but rather more convenient. The Box Office is 01268 465 465.
I spoke a little earlier to Alexej Ignatow, Producer of The Russian State Ballet and Opera House, who explains the hectic schedule that gets the opera heard far and wide. Click below to hear the interview, in two parts.