Sunday, January 30 and Sunday, June 5, 2020 • 3:00 p.m.
Buy a season package for The Palmetto Opera performances and recieve a ticket to both Rigoletto and Great Moments in Italian Opera.
Season packages range from $80 - $100
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.
Great Moments in Italian Opera
Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 3:00 p.m.
On Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., The Palmetto Opera will bring their full-scale concert with orchestra of Great Moments in Italian Opera to the Koger Center for the Arts. The concert features and international cast.
Great Moments in Italian Opera from Bel Canto to Verismo ia an extravaganza of fun, best-loved Italian operas, laughter, and an elegant after-perfomance party to meet the cast. The concert features international and local soloists singing some of the most famous and well-known operatic arias, duets, and quartets with orchestra from Puccini's La Bohéme, Verdi's Rigoletto, Rossini's The Barber of Seville and more. Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Peter Barton, Artistic Director of The Palmetto Opera.