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Watch: 'La donna è mobile' performed by Michael Fabiano

One of opera's catchiest melodies, from Verdi's Rigoletto.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

11 January 2018 at 12.34pm | 5 Comments

Often popping up in films, adverts and on football terraces around the world – 'La donna è mobile' from Verdi's Rigoletto is one of the most famous opera arias ever written.

So sure was its composer of the tune’s potential that, for fear of a premature leak, he forbade his cast from singing or whistling the tune in public before the premiere.

With the opera live in cinemas around the world on 16 January 2018, we asked tenor Michael Fabiano to give us a rendition via Facebook Live. The broadcast is now available to watch on-demand:

Rigoletto will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 16 January 2018. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Professor Paul Cartledge and Judith Portrait OBE.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

11 January 2018 at 12.34pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by David McVicar, cinema, Production, Rigoletto

This article has 5 comments

  1. Hilary Manser responded on 13 January 2018 at 2:34pm Reply

    Sound quality in that video clip was appalling - hardly encouraging people to come who are not already interested in the opera! It was bouncing off all those bare surfaces

  2. Edward Arckless responded on 15 January 2018 at 6:00pm Reply

    I do not think it is in the interest of the wonderfull R O H to give this out as he is singing so bad and flat (. you can hear this in the small theaters of Germany. ). but in London Edward Arckless .

  3. I think he is brilliant! Well done ROH!

  4. Kate responded on 16 January 2018 at 7:29pm Reply

    I loved the performance, well done !

  5. Edward Arckless responded on 17 January 2018 at 9:57pm Reply

    I did not see this on the stage just this very bad clip . ( now that you have had a wonderfull time just go back and open up that he is just not with the music and singing flat. ) I just hope that we do not get this at the Paris Opera Edward Arckless

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