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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.

Set against a 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, and 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


Theatre — Mayflower Theatre


From: £17.00

Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs 45 mins including an interval

Age Advice

No under 2s permitted


Contains scenes of sex and violence

May contain haze effects

This event takes place at

Mayflower Theatre

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE 

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Commercial Road.

Looking out at the empty red Mayflower Theatre auditorium with the house lights up

Further information


Discounts do not apply to zone E unless otherwise stated

Executive & Executive Plus Membership £6 off zones A-B only

Access Membership £5 off zones A-B only

Young Person Under 16 £10 with a full paying adult – available in all zones

Groups (5+) £5 off
Groups (10+) £6 off plus one free with every 20 tickets purchased. Not available in zone A*

Schools/Young Person’s Groups (10+) £15 each plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets purchased. Not available in zone A**

*Not available online – please call 02380 711811
**Not available online – please email


Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2024 and Spring 2025 seasons. Find out about the subscription season

Subscription discounts are only available in price zones A-C.

Book 4 operas and receive 20% off.

Book 3 operas and receive 15% off.

Book 2 operas and receive 10% off.


Pre Performance Talk:


Thu 14 November 2024 at 6:15pm


   WNO Rigoletto Touch Tour

Sat 16 November 2024 at 1:30pm

To accompany the audio described performance of Rigoletto we are running a Touch Tour before the show at Mayflower Theatre. The Touch Tour will take place from 1:30pm-2pm before the matinee performance.

A Touch Tour allows visually impaired patrons and those supporting them, the opportunity to familiarise themselves with elements of set, props and costumes before attending the show.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the Touch Tour begins.

To book your place on the Touch Tour please contact our Box Office on 02380 711811.

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