Miller's timeless tale revived at Coliseum

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Miller's timeless tale revived at Coliseum

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Fri, 27/01/2017 - 13:20

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Anthony Michaels-Moore and Katherine Whyte in the 2009 production
Anthony Michaels-Moore and Katherine Whyte in the 2009 production. PHOTO: CHRIS CHRISTODOLOU.
Published: 
26 January, 2017
by SEBASTIAN TAYLOR

JONATHAN Miller’s wonderful 1982 production of Verdi’s Rigoletto for English National Opera is being revived for the 13th time at the London Coliseum, opening next Thursday evening.

Miller’s celebrated retelling of Verdi’s timeless story of jealousy, love and betrayal is played out against the backdrop of New York’s Little Italy in the 1950s.

Leading the cast in the title role is rising baritone Nicholas Pallesen.

There will be nine performances of the opera this time round.

Other pieces being performed by the ENO in its new season include:

• a revival of Mike Leigh’s The Pirates of Penzance opening on Friday, February 9; 

• the world premiere of The Winter’s Tale by Ryan Wigglesworth in an adaption of Shakespeare;s play,  opening on Monday, February 27;

• a revival of ENO’s award-winning production Handel’s Partenope, featuring Islington soprano Sarah Tynan in the title role, opening on Wednesday, March 15.

– See Thursday listings

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