West End opera comes to Sheringham Little Theatre in Verdi’s Rigoletto

Rigoletto, which is being screened live from the Royal Opera House to Sheringham Little Theatre. Pho

Rigoletto, which is being screened live from the Royal Opera House to Sheringham Little Theatre. Photo: Royal Opera House - Credit: Archant

Sheringham Little Theatre will be bringing Covent Garden to the north Norfolk coast on January 21, with an acclaimed production of Verdi's much-loved opera Rigolleto, screened live from the Royal Opera House.

Premiered in 1851 in Venice, Rigoletto is filled with memorable melodies and a thriller-like plot combining corruption and lust with love, intrigue, revenge and tragedy.

Set in a renaissance court ruled by a debauched duke, it tells the tale of the vengeful court jester Rigoletto, who mocks the father of a young woman seduced by his master.

As a result of his actions, the jester's own daughter becomes one of the duke's victims and Rigoletto's revenge ultimately leads to tragedy in a devastating climax.

The production, by David McVicar, will be shown at Sheringham Little Theatre on Sunday, January 21 at 2pm. Tickets, priced £15, are available from the box office on 01263 822347 or from www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com