Verdi’s Rigoletto comes to Cardiff Saturday 7th March


ST DAVID’S HALL is set to be transformed into Renaissance Italy this weekend as Verdi’s breathtaking opera Rigoletto comes to Cardiff this Saturday night (7 March).

verdi rigoletto

Stunningly presented by the award-winning EllenKent Productions, this masterpiece is renowned for its sumptuous sets and colourful costumes. Upon its premier in 1850, censors tried to ban it due to its lurid portrayal of decadence in Renaissance Italy and scenes of nudity. Yet, it’s now rightly regarded as a classic amongst opera fans.

Based on a play written by Victor Hugo of Les Misérables fame, this plush production features magical music from the Chisinau National Philharmonic Orchestra, amazing international soloists and even a pair of regal greyhounds!

The international baritone Vladimir Dragos will be starring as Rigoletto alongside the beautiful soprano Alyona Kistenyova and Spanish Tenor Giorgi Meladze. Its tragic story revolves around the wicked Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s beautiful daughter Gilda.

Will there be a happy ending to this compelling tale of seduction, lust, decadence and vengeance? Find out for yourself at St David’s Hall!

“Brilliantly sung by Vladmir Dragos” The Times


“Some of the best singing to be heard on any British stage” The Independent


“A powerful and engaging performance” The Scotsman


This production will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Please note the performance contains nudity, and scenes not suitable for children.

Cast Subject to Change

Tickets are still available priced £15-£32 (plus a £2.95 ticket service charge per transaction).

To book your seats, please visit

or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.