Sunday May 31, 2020

Rigoletto creates a bit of history

Classical notes

9th May, 2015
Brazilian tenor Luciano Botelho plays the Duke of Mantua in the Opera Theatre Company’s production of RigolettoLuciano Trabalho

It may seem strange, but the first opera to be premiered at the newly-named National Opera House in Wexford will not be by Wexford Festival Opera (WFO), but by Opera Theatre Company (OTC), when the nation’s touring body presents a new English-language version of Rigoletto.

No complaints about that. WFO had its day – or should I say, night – last October, when arts minister Heather Humphreys announced that Wexford’s long-cherished dream of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Sextech creates a platform for gender equality and diversity in sex education while challenging negative perceptions of how sex and sexuality are presented

Caroline West | 1 week ago

The possibly least ‘normal people’ in the world have watched Normal People, and are now mega-fans – and it’s all very exploding head emoji

Emer McLysaght | 1 week ago

Having traded his Six One News slot for the wireless two years ago, the RTÉ veteran now finds himself presenting Morning Ireland from his home in Portobello – but says the 4am starts are still worth it

Daniel Murray | 3 weeks ago