Cursed by nature and despised by society, the jester Rigoletto’s only love is his daughter, Gilda. But when Gilda falls in love with Rigoletto’s master, the ruthless Duke of Mantua, the corruption of court life escalates and Gilda is abducted. Humiliated and disgraced, Rigoletto hires an assassin.

Featuring some of opera’s greatest arias, including ‘La donna è mobile’ and ‘Caro nome’, Rigoletto is an intense psychological portrait of a man trapped by his obsessions, for which he and Gilda pay a devastating price.


Introducing the Opera Holland Park Discovery Matinee 

On Sunday 21 June at 2pm, we will be hosting our first Discovery Matinee. This performance of Rigoletto will be a relaxed performance with a Touch Tour, audio-description and accessible ticket pricing, to allow newcomers to discover opera. Tickets will be available to purchase on this page. Find out more about what our Discovery Matinee will involve here.


Picnic table booking

Enjoy your picnic on site before the show and during the interval in one of our beautiful picnicking areas. To reserve a table, please visit our Food and Drink page.