Rigoletto

Verdi

Wednesday
Apr 23, 2025 7:30pm

Friday
Apr 25, 2025 7:30pm

Sunday
Apr 27, 2025 2:30pm

Tuesday
Apr 29, 2025 7:30pm

Venue Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Duration 2 hrs, 30 mins (Including 20 min intermission)

A tragic tale of love, betrayal, and revenge in the licentious world of Renaissance Italy.

Rigoletto is a gripping opera that delves into the depths of human emotion, showcasing the tragic tale of Rigoletto a court jester consumed by vengeance. Set in the lavish yet treacherous world of 16th-century Mantua, the opera follows Rigoletto’s tumultuous journey as he navigates the intricate webs of power, deceit, and desire. With its iconic characters, including the manipulative Duke of Mantua and the innocent Gilda, Verdi’s masterpiece weaves a narrative of love, betrayal, and redemption.

As Rigoletto seeks retribution for the dishonor inflicted upon his daughter, the opera unfolds with breathtaking intensity, propelled by Verdi’s soaring melodies and iconic characters. From the exhilarating grandeur of the Duke’s court to the heart-wrenching tragedy of Rigoletto’s downfall, each moment resonates with raw emotion and visceral drama.

As the plot twists and turns towards its devastating climax, audiences are drawn into a world of passion, intrigue, and ultimately, catharsis. With its timeless themes and unforgettable music, Rigoletto remains a cornerstone of the operatic repertoire, captivating audiences with its gripping storytelling and powerful resonance.


Based off Victor Hugo’s play, Verdi’s Rigoletto is a classic of the operatic world that will introduce singers Grant Youngblood, Sarah Dufresne and Matthew Pearce to Pacific Opera audiences. It is grand opera which at its heart it is the story of a father and his daughter, and the ultimate cost of revenge, often paid mostly by the people we love.

Brenna Corner, Artistic Director


Cast and Creative Team are subject to change.


More of Rigoletto

La donna è mobile, a renowned aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto, has transcended the realm of classical music to become a cultural phenomenon. Its catchy melody and spirited rhythm have been featured in various forms of popular culture, from television commercials to video games. The aria’s lively tune, which reflects the fickle nature of women, has been utilized to evoke feelings of joy, romance, and excitement in numerous contexts. Its widespread recognition and enduring popularity highlight the universal appeal of classical music and its ability to resonate across different genres and generations. Even if you haven’t seen Rigoletto you’ve likely heard La donna è mobileCheck out our Youtube playlist below to see everything from Grand Theft Auto to pasta commercials.

Season
2024 | 2025

Sung In
Italian with English Surtitles

Tickets
Subscription Packages on Sale Now, Single Tickets on Sale August 6th

Venue
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton

Seat Map

Opera Length

Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 30 mins (Including 20 min intermission)

Pre-performance talk: 1 hour before each performance

Act 1 60 mins

Intermission 20 mins

Act 2 35 mins

Act 3 35 mins

Artists

Cast

Duke of Mantua
Matthew Pearce

Rigoletto
Grant Youngblood

Gilda
Sarah Dufresne

Count Monterone
James Demler

Sparafucile
Matthew Trevino

Maddalena
Marion Newman

Marullo
Justin Welsh

Matteo Borsa
TBA

Giovanna
TBA

Countess Ceprano
TBA

Count Ceprano
TBA

Page
TBA

Usher
TBA

Creative Team

Conductor
TBA

Stage Director
TBA

Set Designer
TBA

Set Designer
TBA

Costume Designer
TBA

Stage Manager
Christopher Sibbald

Assistant Stage Manager
Katerina Sokyrko

Assistant Stage Manager
TBA

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