Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto

Rigoletto is one of Verdi’s career-defining operas. It is an exploration of love in all its aspects – parental, filial, romantic and sensual with intoxicatingly beautiful music and a thriller libretto that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Verdi created the title role of Rigoletto as one of the great Jekyll and Hyde operatic characters: a man who manipulates and mocks in public, yet is tender and loving parent in private. Cast in this principal role is the incomparable baritone Mark Rucker - one of the leading Rigolettos in the world today!

“Rigoletto really belongs to the baritone – in this case, Mark Rucker, who sang heroically. Rucker moved fluidly from broad mockery of the Duke’s courtiers though the dark recitative “Pari siamo!” into the tender father-daughter duet.” - Opera News

will be sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Maestro Lipton will lead an international cast along with the Opera Tampa Orchestra and Chorus.

Feb. 13 - 15, 2015 Carol Morsani Hall

Show Dates & Times

Friday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

Run-time: 3 Hours

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