A fully-staged production sung in Italian with English surtitles
  • Friday, January 26, 2018, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
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New-to-the-Triangle Production    
Music by Giuseppe Verdi 
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave    
Based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
The court jester Rigoletto insults and humiliates all those around him for the amusement of his boss, the Duke of Mantua. But eventually those words come back to haunt him, setting him and his innocent, love-struck daughter Gilda on a course for disaster. You will immediately recognize the parade of hit tunes from Gilda’s “Caro nome” to the Duke’s “La donna è mobile” and to the thrilling final quartet. At the heart of the story though is Rigoletto himself, a tragic title character worthy of Shakespeare, a case study that proves that nothing good ever comes from hate and a never-ending thirst for revenge.
Rigoletto is sponsored by Philip and Nancy Hablutzel.

Cast and Creative Team

Conductor: Joseph Rescigno 
Director:  Matthew Lata
Lighting Designer:  Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Duke of Mantua: Joseph Dennis
Rigoletto: Malcolm MacKenzie
Gilda: Jacqueline Echols
Monterone: Adrian Smith
Sparafucile: Soloman Howard
Maddalena: Olivia Vote




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