Direction: Pierre Audi
Stage design: Christof Hetzer
Light design: Bernd Purkrabek
Rigoletto, the first work of Verdi‘s „trilogia popolare“, was a resounding success right from the start. First performed in Venice in 1851, it highlights the composer’s dominant themes: a pivotal relationship between father and daughter, the inexorability of fate, love, revenge and sacrifice, as well as a close look at the suffering of a social outcast.
Rigoletto continually features in international repertoires, and has been performed around 700 times to date at the Wiener Staatsoper alone. After a break of more than 30 years – the last première of the opera was in 1983 – the opera house on the Ring is now launching a new production of Rigoletto.
Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Advance ticket sales start two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
- via Internet: www.staatsoper.at, www.culturall.com
- for credit card holders: Tel: +43 1 513 1 513, Mon. to Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- box office sales: Bundestheater ticket office (1., Operngasse 2), Burgtheater (1., Universitätsring 2), Volksoper (9., Währinger Strasse 78): Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., Sun. and holidays: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.