Rigoletto

March 17-31

Verdi’s sinister tragedy. This time-honored tale of seduction and bitter revenge is boldly imagined in this new production. The disfigured jester Rigoletto must do everything in his power to protect his innocent daughter from the lecherous Duke of Mantua before she falls into his clutches. Brimming with rich melodies and featuring the famous aria “La donna è mobile,” Rigoletto tragically unfurls as it races toward its devastating conclusion.

Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Runtime

2 hours and 53 minutes, including two intermissions.

Language

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Location

Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

612-333-6669

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Synopsis

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Act I, Scene 1

A party is in progress at the ducal palace. The Duke privately discloses to Borsa his infatuation with a young girl …

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Costume Renderings

© Valérie Thérèse Bart
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Costume Renderings

© Valérie Thérèse Bart
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© Valérie Thérèse Bart
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© Valérie Thérèse Bart
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© Valérie Thérèse Bart
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Costume Renderings

© Valérie Thérèse Bart
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Costume Renderings

© Valérie Thérèse Bart
© Valérie Thérèse Bart

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© Valérie Thérèse Bart
© Valérie Thérèse Bart

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© Valérie Thérèse Bart
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© Valérie Thérèse Bart
© Valérie Thérèse Bart

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Set Renderings

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Director's Notes

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Austin Regan

Stage Director Austin Regan gives us his thoughts on this brand new production of Verdi’s time-honored classic, and why he feels this tragic story is as relevant today as it ever was.

 

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Composer Biography

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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi was born in Le Roncole, a small village in the Duchy of Parma …

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