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17 October 2019Glyndebourne: Rigoletto.
19 September 2019Syon House
19 June 2019Folkington Manor and Michelham Priory.
15 May 2019Lancing College & Parham House
17 April 2019The Queen's House & Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
19 March 2019Armourer's Hall & the Guildhall
25 October 2018Glyndebourne: Cendrillon
18 September 2018Spitalfields Walk with Andrew Davies.
20 June 2018Audley End, Essex
22 May 2018Knole Sevenoaks, Kent
17 April 2018Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey
20 March 2018British Museum Exhibition (to be confirmed)
07 November 2017Tate Britain - Impressionists in Britain Exhibition
11 October 2017Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville.
04 September 2017Skinners Hall and Globe Theatre Tour
27 June 2017Mapledurham House and Mill
30 May 2017Provender House and Ightam Moat
19 April 2017St Pancras Walk with Andrew Davies
21 March 2017Middle Temple and The Royal Courts of Justice
08 November 2016Tate Britain - Paul Nash Exhibition
20 October 2016Glyndebourne: Madame Butterfly
20 September 2016Salisbury Cathedral
22 June 2016Chagall Windows at Tudeley Church & Pashley Manor Gardens
10 May 2016Kenwood House
17 March 2016Windsor Castle
10 November 2015National Portrait Gallery
13 October 2015Glyndebourne: Don Pasquale
23 September 2015City Nooks, Crannies and Samuel Pepys - a London Walk with Andrew Davies
24 June 2015Strawberry Hill
21 May 2015Mary Rose and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Details to be confirmed.
22 April 2015Apsley House and Wellington Arch
25 March 2015Theatre Backstage and Matinee Performance. Details to be confirmed
12 November 2014Rembrandt Exhibition, National Gallery.
09 October 2014Glyndebourne: Mozart's 'La Finta Giardiniera'
18 September 2014Walmer Castle and Gardens, and Deal
18 June 2014Beaulieu: Abbey, House and Motor Museum
22 May 2014Four More Romney Marsh Churches
09 April 2014Cambridge: am Walk, pm The Fitzwilliam Museum
06 March 2014Paul Klee exhibition at Tate Modern
06 November 2013Turner in Brighton exhibition at the Royal Pavilion
16 October 2013Glyndebourne: L'Elisir d'Amore by Donizetti
18 September 2013Dulwich Picture Gallery and Eltham Palace.
21 May 2013Belmont House and Doddington Place Gardens, Faversham
18 April 2013Oxford for Ashmolean Museum and Stained Glass Walk
13 March 2013Southwark Cathedral & the Mansion House
15 November 2012Museum of London
12 October 2012Glyndebourne: The Marriage of Figaro
20 September 2012River and Rowing Museum, Henley - on - Thames and Greys Court (NT)

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Glyndebourne: Rigoletto.
Thursday 17 October 2019

Booking June and July


The Duke has it all: money, power, looks, and any woman he wants – any woman, that is, except Gilda, the innocent young daughter of hunchbacked jester Rigoletto. But when Gilda is kidnapped and seduced by his master, Rigoletto plots revenge – with tragic results.

Verdi’s own favourite opera, Rigoletto is a tragedy of Shakespearean scope, a disturbing psychological portrait of a man caught in a corrupt world, an outsider in a system built on power and privilege. A dramatic score, heavy with menace, includes many of Verdi’s greatest tunes, including “La donna e mobile”. Rising star Christiane Lutz directs Glyndebourne’s first ever production, reimagining Verdi’s classic drama for our own age.

After his “marvellous” Pinkerton in 2016’s Madama Butterfly, Matteo Lippi returns to the Glyndebourne Tour as the seductive, power-hungry Duke. Georgian baritone Nikoloz Lagvilava makes his Glyndebourne debut as Rigoletto, with prize-winning South African soprano Vuvu Mpofu as his daughter Gilda, and Oleg Budaratskiy as assassin Sparafucile.