Cynical. Reviled. And desperate for revenge.
Rigoletto – he is the jaded jester who laughs as he aids his debauched master the Duke in seducing the wives and daughters of the court’s noblemen. These men hate Rigoletto with a passion, and only his daughter Gilda brings sunlight to his life. But then comes tragedy on a catastrophic scale. Rigoletto’s enemies want revenge. The Duke sets his sights on Gilda. Rigoletto’s desperate plan to avenge his defiled daughter goes tragically wrong.

Originally banned by the censors, Rigoletto is a work of genius. Here is Verdi’s first incomparably great characterization, Shakespearean in its complexity and grandeur. Experience the masterwork that rivets audience with its incendiary drama and outpouring of famous melodies, including the achingly poignant Rigoletto/Gilda duets and the Duke’s ode to the fickleness of women: La Donna é mobile.

by Giuseppe Verdi

Roberto Kalb, Conductor

Kathleen Belcher, Director

Friday, February 15 at 8 PM
Sunday, February 17 at 2 PM

Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles

Location: Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway 
Ages: All ages
Price: Tickets start at $20.00*
*sales tax not included
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
(includes two 20 minute intermissions)

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also do not miss:

-Lunch and Listen: February 6th @ 12:00 PM at Louisville Public Media. Listen live at WUOL 90.5 FM
-Opera Preview begins one hour before the performance in the Brown Theatre Rehearsal Hall
-Opera Unwrapped with the cast and creative following the Sunday performance
-Parking is available at the Brown Hotel Garage – access via 3rd St and valet parking in front of the Brown Theatre for $15
-Pre-Show Bites (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar) available before each show with a per person cost of $20 for Friday and $15 for Sunday, available by calling Rachel at the Kentucky Opera, 502-561-7933.