by Giuseppe Verdi

At the San Diego Civic Theatre

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

Meet The Cast


Saturday, February 2, 2019 after performance
Beverly Sills Salon in the San Diego Civic Theatre

Join us immediately following the performance for a opening night celebration in the Beverly Sills Salon. We’ll meet the cast from Rigoletto and enjoy some wine and a delicious buffet. Post-Opera Cast Party tickets are $75 per person. ADD TO YOUR TICKET ORDER TODAY!

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