Tragic forces shape this world-famous tale of a father’s love, a Duke’s debauchery, an Italian court’s collective deception and a deeply personal thirst for brutal revenge. The fates of the hunch-backed jester and a libidinous royal philanderer collide in Giuseppe Verdi’s stunning masterpiece of passion and vengeance. Featuring some of opera’s most famous melodies, Rigoletto is the story of a daughter abducted, a father outraged, and a potent curse fulfilled. Michael Chioldi, internationally-renowned for his portrayal of the title character, heads an all-star cast and full orchestra under the musical directon of the Metropolitan Opera’s Gregory Buchalter.
Rigoletto is also being performed on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m.