March 14 - March 23, 2014
The Duke of Mantua is always in pursuit of his next romantic conquest. His jester Rigoletto is obsessed with protecting his innocent daughter, Gilda, from the corruption, which has become a way of life in the Duke’s court. Rigoletto can lock his daughter away, but he cannot contain the passion stirring in her young heart. When a betrayed husband places a curse on the Duke and Rigoletto, a thirst for revenge leads to tragic results.
This Verdi favorite and new production is set in a rich and decadent Renaissance Italy and features some of opera’s most famous arias including “La Donna è Mobile” and “Caro Nome.” Michael Mayes, Bruce Sledge, and Morris Robinson star with Nadine Sierra singing Gilda.