MUSIC BY GIUSEPPE VERDI
MAKE THEM LAUGH. MAKE THEM CRY. MAKE THEM PAY.
As the court jester, Rigoletto’s job is to entertain the Duke of Mantua, usually at the expense of powerful members of the court. When he is cursed for a taunt that cuts too deep, a terrible sequence of events is set in motion, threatening his only treasure in life: his daughter. Sir Mark Elder conducts George Gagnidze in the role of Rigoletto, Pene Pati as the Duke of Mantua, and Nina Minasyan as Gilda.
San Francisco Opera revival production
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Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
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