Jun 21 Fri

Verdi's Rigoletto

Thursday Thru Tuesday
April 20 - 25 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
April 20, 2023, 8:00 pm
April 22, 2023, 8:00 pm
April 25, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Presenting Sponsor:

A lecherous Duke, who lives to take his pleasure. His twisted court jester, who lives to take his revenge. Carl St.Clair conducts this season’s semi-staged opera production: Verdi’s Rigoletto, the composer’s masterpiece of duplicity and deception. A full theatrical experience in the splendor of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Concert Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m.
The opera ends at 10:45 p.m.

Verdi: Rigoletto
Semi-staged opera in Italian with English subtitles
Act I
Act II
Audiences are Raving About Rigoletto!
Everything you need to know about Rigoletto in just one minute (Video from Opera Australia)

Read more about the personalities of the main characters: So…You Hate Your Boss? What Else Is New?

Learn more about The Tragic Curse of Rigoletto

Read the Full Synopsis

John Iacovelli, scenic designer
Mark Mendelson, scenic design assistant
Ken Smith, lighting designer
David Murakami, visual designer
Katie Wilson, costume coordinator
Pam Marsden, properties coordinator
Chadwick Creative Arts, Supertitles

Costumes Designed by Jane Greenwood
Costumes constructed by Eric Winterling, Inc., New York, NY; Seams Unlimited, Racine, WI; Steppenwolf Costume Shop, Chicago, IL; and Lyric Opera of Chicago Wardrobe Department.

Cesar Ballardo
Juana Carrillo
Benjamin Cross
Devon Crowe
Andi Dana
Ayanna Delk-Lewis
David Herrington
Aaron Leppke

Download Program Notes

Kathleen Smith Belcher, Stage Director

Stephen Powell, Rigoletto
Santiago Ballerini, Duke of Mantua
Peter Volpe, Sparafucile
Alissa Anderson, Maddalena
Aria Minasian, Giovanna
Anthony Reed, Count Ceprano
Diana Farrell, Countess Ceprano
Franco Pomponi, Monterone

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