Opening Night Dinner:
Friday, October 18, 2019│Rigoletto
The Wortham Theater Center
Post-performance Celebration Dinner on Ray C. Fish Plaza
Chairmen: Drs. Rachel and Warren A. Ellsworth IV
Attire: Black Tie
Tickets from $600, Tables from $6,000
HGO opens its epic 2019-20 season with this beloved Verdi masterpiece. Featuring some of opera’s most recognizable music, Rigoletto is a tragic story of jealousy, lust, and revenge. The antagonistic jester, Rigoletto, is cursed after a joke goes too far in the court of the villainous Duke. Despite his best efforts to protect his beloved daughter, Rigoletto is unable to keep her safe from the outside world and the curse’s fulfillment. He most certainly will not have the last laugh. But we will! The festivities continue immediately following the performance, as the tradition of Opening Night Dinner returns to the Ray C. Fish Plaza, with a feast carefully crafted by Tony’s in an imaginative setting inspired by the production.
Director Tomer Zvulun has set the drama in post-WWI, 1920s Fascist Italy, offering a unique lens to investigate the relationships between men and women, between classes and power, and between ourselves and the politics of our world today. The celebration dinner among the cast and artistic team that follows the performance is a not-to-be-missed night of the fall season!
For more information on special events, contact Director of Special Events Brooke Rogers.