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Koger Center for the Arts

 
The Palmetto Opera presents Rigoletto

 

The Palmetto Opera presents Rigoletto
Sunday, January 30, 2022 • 3:00 p.m.

 

A classic tale of tragedy, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto is one of the most famous operas ever written. It follows the unforgettable story of a court jester who becomes cursed after enraging the courtiers at the home of The Duke of Mantua. When Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda, is kidnapped by the duke, a father's determination to save the daughter he loves leads to betrayal and revenge.

Despite the comedic implications of the opera's title role, Giuseppe Verdi's tragic story of corruption and moral ambiguity was one of the most courageous operas of its time. Rigoletto's captivating melodies and classic story are what make it a cornerstone of opera today. With famous arias as Caro nome and La donna é mobile, Rigoletto will be appreciated by opera lovers and newcomers alike.

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 20 minute intermission.
Sung in Italian with projected English subtitles.

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