Win five double tickets to Rigoletto by the Dutch National Opera

Closing date: 22 May

IamExpat, together with the Dutch National Opera, is offering five double tickets to Rigoletto, on June 5!

To participate, leave a comment below and tell us why you’d like to attend!


City: Amsterdam
Location: Nationale Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3
Date: Monday, June 5
For more information about Rigoletto, click here.

A tragic tale

Based on Victor Hugo’s play "Le roi s’ amuse", Verdi’s Rigoletto is the sad tale of the court jester Rigoletto, who unwittingly causes the death of his own daughter, Gilda.

The Duke of Mantua, a relentless womaniser, starts chasing Gilda. Drama ensues, and Gilda dies at the hands of the assassin Sparafucile, causing Rigoletto’s downfall.

Hugo’s original play starred King Francis I, however, Verdi had to adapt the role to that of a duke, because the Italian censors demanded that the leading character was not a king.


Following his widespread praised DNO debut, "Il Viaggio a Reims (2015)", Italian director Damiano Michieletto returns to the Dutch National Opera to direct Rigoletto.

The opera is accompanied by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

The title role is sung by Luca Salsi (DNO debut), the Duke of Mantua by Saimir Pirgu (DNO debut), and Gilda is sung by Lisette Oropesa (Fallstaff, 2014).

About the Dutch National Opera

The Dutch National Opera develops, produces and presents opera at the highest international level. It aims to reach a wide public and bring today’s audiences into contact with the beauty and passion of this powerful and moving art form.

Behind the scenes of Rigoletto

Rigoletto Dutch National Opera

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Please note, ticket competition winners are announced on the closing date. Each winner will receive one double ticket. Remember to check this page or your IamExpat inbox to see if you've been selected!

Comments arranged by date (Total 5 comments)  
May 17 2017, 10:16PM

I have never been so far to an opera - via this way I could have a chance to enjoy this masterpiece & accomplish one more activity of my wishing list before turning this summer 40. Thank you for considering my opera participation.

May 18 2017, 08:38AM

Thanks for your comment, DianaGospodinova!

Please remember to fill in the form in the top right of the page, in order to be considered for the prize!

Kind regards,

The IamExpat Team

May 22 2017, 02:30PM

ticket competitions winners for the Rigoletto, where and when will be announced?

May 22 2017, 02:41PM

Hello Konstantinos,

Thanks for your question! We placed the announcement this morning, but one of our admins has deleted it by accident. We will repost in a few minutes!

May 22 2017, 02:44PM

Congratulations to Dimitris Stamatelos, Tamara-Li Feller, Roger De Bortoli, Lieke van Nuland and Martinica Garofalo,

You have each won a double ticket to Rigoletto!

We received a great amount of enthusiastic responses, and have read many interesting and persuasive submissions. Well done to all of you!

Our winners will receive a message via their email.

Thank you all very much for participating and remember - more competitions are coming up!

Kind regards,

The IamExpat Team




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