Treachery, seduction, and a raging father dead set on revenge. Rigoletto—he’s the jaded jester paid to make others laugh in the debauched court of Mantua. But when his innocent daughter is cruelly seduced by the salacious Duke, Rigoletto stops being funny and vows revenge. Seething with rage, he launches an elaborate plot to avenge his beloved child. But everything goes terribly, terribly wrong…Experience Verdi at his most dramatically potent, with melody after irresistible melody sung by our incredible cast.
One of the world’s great Rigolettos, George Gagnidze “is a force of destructive nature” (Los Angeles Times)—tenor René Barbera will thrill with the Duke’s iconic “La donna è mobile”— and Madison Leonard’s “silvery ethereal sound” (Opera Magazine) makes her the perfect Gilda.
Music Director Emmanuel Villaume conducts this Dallas Opera co-production with Houston Grand Opera and The Atlanta Opera.
Photo: Lynn Lane/Houston Grand Opera