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The July 25, 2020 broadcast of this production on 98.1 KING FM was originally recorded on August 18, 2019. It features Giuseppe Altomare as Rigoletto, Soraya Mafi as Gilda, and Yongzhao Yu as the Duke. Full cast list is available below.

The perfect opera for those that have never attended one before.”

Eclectic Arts

By Giuseppe Verdi

When the charismatic but nefarious Duke of Mantua sets his sights on a bitter minion’s innocent daughter, her overprotective father will stop at nothing to exact revenge on his powerful boss. This riveting masterpiece moves seamlessly between the glittering palace of the ruling class and the gritty squalor of those who struggle in servitude, painting a timely portrait of a divided society and its corrupt regime.

Hugely popular ever since its Venice premiere, Verdi’s thrilling melodrama boasts complex characters, an action-packed plot, and unforgettable music, including opera’s most famous quartet and the iconic La donna è mobile. Learn more about this production, preview the program articles and read reviews on our blog.

“...more real and emotionally impactful than any production of Rigoletto I’ve witnessed.” —San Francisco Classical Voice

Rigoletto was mind-blowing! Absolutely the best production of an opera I’ve seen.” —Lisa, via Facebook

Rigoletto was just fantastic. I can’t say that enough. I want the whole city to see it.” —Paige, via Twitter

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© Neil Mackenzie

Listen to the music

Rigoletto, Opera Queensland, 2014 © Stephanie Do Rozario

In Italian with English Subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including 1 intermission

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