Win five double tickets to Rigoletto by the Dutch National Opera

Win five double tickets to Rigoletto by the Dutch National Opera

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.

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!

Behind the scenes of Rigoletto


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