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Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00 p.m.


Westermann Stage, Concert Hall


Regular price $20


Verdi’s Rigoletto

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Please Note: Regular discounts (i.e. senior, alumni, etc.) do not apply to the opera films.  The only available discounts are for PAC Members and Adelphi Students.  These discounted tickets are not available online and must be purchased at the Box Office.

Filmed live in April of 2017 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.  Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

Opera in three acts with a running time of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851.

It is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto and Rigoletto’s beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera’s original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto’s encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with the Duke and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from the assassins hired by her father.



Stage Director





Corus Master



Riccardo Frizza

Monique Wagemakers

Thomas Wilhelm

Michael Levine

Sandy Powell

Reinier Tweebeeke

Conxita García

Klaus Bertisch



Duke of Mantua






Conte di Monterone


Matteo Borsa

Conte di Ceprano

Contessa di Ceprano


Javier Camarena

Carlos Álvarez

Desirée Rancatore

Ante Jerkunica

Ketevan Kemoklidze

Gemma Coma-Alabert

Gianfranco Montresor

Toni Marsol

Josep Fadó

Xavier Mendoza

Mercedes Gancedo

 Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu



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