21 March 2012 at 12.24pm | Comment on this article
With David McVicar's production of Rigoletto once more on the Royal Opera House stage at the end of the month, Director of Opera Kasper Holten previews the return of a modern classic:
Featuring a number of famous tunes and a dark and brooding staging, Rigoletto showcases the composorial mastery of Giuseppe Verdi and directorial skill of David McVicar. David will also direct a revival of Salome and new production of Les Troyens in 2012, as well as a revival of Die Zauberflöte in 2013.
Rigoletto will be broadcast live into cinemas internationally on 17 April. Details of all participating venues are available here.
More information about the opera including a synopsis, composer biography, deeper insight into famous arias and contextual details are available on our Discover section.