Still from Rigoletto


1993 – S4C/BBC2, Bare Boards Productions
Directed and animated by Barry Purves
Produced by Glenn Holberton
Music Guisseppe Verdi, abridged by Wyn Davies and Barry Purves
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
Singers include Rosemary Joshua, Jonathan Summers, Anthony Mee

Rigoletto, the pimp for the Duke of Milan, tries in vain to keep his daughter from the debauchery of the corrupt court.


  • Cartoon D’Or, Finland, Nominated 1994
  • Treviso, Italy, Mr Linea Prize for Technical Achievement, 1994
  • Ottawa, Special Prize, 1994
  • Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Plaque Award, 1994
  • Esphino, Cinanima, Honourable Mention, 1994
  • Ankara, Honourable Mention, 1994
  • Hiroshima, Selected for Best of the World, 1994