Rigoletto

September 14. 2024 - October 06. 2024

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September 14. 2024 - October 06. 2024

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Join Lyric Opera of Chicago for Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto, a powerfully dramatic work based on a play by Victor Hugo. The composer brings astounding intensity to the court jester Rigoletto, tragically obsessed with avenging his daughter Gilda’s dishonor. The score’s highlights are unforgettable, from Rigoletto’s hair-raising denunciation of the Duke of Mantua’s courtiers, “Cortigiani,” to the immoral, philandering Duke’s “La donna è mobile,” to Gilda’s ecstatic “Caro nome.” Conducted by Music Director Enrique Mazzola, a much-acclaimed Verdian, Lyric’s visually sumptuous production stars the sensational baritone Igor Golovatenko. He's joined by two other international luminaries making eagerly awaited company debuts: Mané Galoyan, the exquisite Armenian soprano, and Javier Camarena, the spectacular Mexican tenor.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes, including 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House
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Lyric's presentation of Verdi's Rigoletto is generously made possible by an Anonymous DonorMarlys Beider, and Randy L. & Melvin R.* Berlin.
*deceased

Maestro Enrique Mazzola is generously sponsored by Alice & John Butler, H. Gael Neeson, Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel, and the Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation as members of the Enrique Circle.

Artists

* Lyric debut
*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Header images: Scott Suchman/Wolf Trap Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu/Antoni Bofill, Dan Rest/Lyric Opera of Chicago