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Rigoletto

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October
Friday
18
07:00 PM
October
Sunday
20
02:00 PM
October
Saturday
26
07:30 PM
October
Tuesday
29
07:30 PM
November
Friday
01
07:30 PM
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Language

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 40 minutes
2 intermissions

Subject

Verdi
Rigoletto
A man who seeks revenge should dig two graves.

New Production

Featuring some of opera’s more recognizable music, Verdi’s 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.

Director Tomer Zvulun returns to the Wortham after his haunting production of The Flying Dutchman last season. American baritones Michael Mayes and Scott Hendricks share the role of Rigoletto alongside an outstanding cast filled with renowned HGO Studio alumni, including Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz as the Duke of Mantua and Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan as Gilda.

Sung in Italian with projected English translation.

 

CAST    
Rigoletto
(10/18, 10/20, 10/26)
   Michael Mayes
     
Rigoletto
(10/29, 11/01)
  Scott Hendricks
     
Duke of Mantua   Arturo Chacón-Cruz
     
Gilda   Mané Galoyan
     
Sparafucile   David Shipley
     
Maddalena   Zoie Reams
     
CREATIVE TEAM    
Conductor   Jordan de Souza
     
Director   Tomer Zvulun
     
Associate Director   Stephanie Havey
     
Set Designer   Erhard Rom
     
Costume Designer   Jessica Jahn
     
Lighting Designer   Robert Wierzel

 

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair


Scenic design originally created for Wolf Trap Opera.

Grand Underwriters: ConocoPhillips and Margaret Alkek Williams

CAST

Michael Mayes Headshot
Rigoletto (10/18, 10/20, 10/26)
Scott Hendricks
Rigoletto (10/29, 11/01)
Duke of Mantua
Gilda
Sparafucile
Maddalena
Monterone
Geoffrey Hahn
Marullo
Daniel Noyola
Count Ceprano
Dorothy Gal
Countess Ceprano
Page
Lindsay Kate Brown
Giovanna

CREATIVE TEAM

Jordan de Souza
Conductor
Tomer Zvulun
Director
Stephanie Havey
Associate Director
Erhard Rom
Set Designer
Jessica Jahn
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Richard Bado
Chorus Master

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist
Production Sponsors