12 July - 21 July

Cruel jester by day, loving father by night… Rigoletto is well aware of the dangers his daughter Gilda faces in the court of the depraved Duke of Mantua. His efforts to keep her hidden away are in vain: the unscrupulous Duke finds Gilda and seduces her. To avenge his daughter, the jester hires an assassin, but a curse upsets his deadly plan. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse, this fastpaced opera delivers a succession of famous arias and choruses. Under the spotlight, stars of the opera stage enthusiastically portray Verdi’s emblematic characters.

It’s an opera by Verdi

This opera by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi has been a favourite amongst audiences ever since its opening night in Venice on 11 March 1851 when it premiered to a full house who enjoyed it so much that they were heard singing it in the streets the next morning. It is based on the 1832 play Le roi s’amuse by French writer Victor Hugo’s 1832, who is bet-ter known for his novels Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris.

(Cast to be announced)

Ticket sales:

Friday 12 July 19:00; Sunday 14 July 15:00; Saturday 20 Jul 18:00; Sunday 21 July 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R350   Block B (Adult) - R270
Block A (Senior) - R300   Block B (Senior)- R220
Children/Students/Scholars pay R120  

Tuesday 16 July 19:00, Thursday 18 July 19:00

Block A (Adult) - R300   Block B (Adult) - R250
Block A (Senior) - R270   Block B (Senior)- R180
Children/Students/Scholars pay R120  


Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Group Bookings:

Book for 10 and more people and receive 12% discount.


R120 for scholars/students/children
Receive 12% discount for group booking of 10 and more.
Teacher will receive 1 free ticket per 10 scholars / students booked.

Bookings essential jpverster@brooklyntheatre.co.za