A man who seeks revenge should dig two graves.
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 baritone Brian Mulligan sings his first 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.
|Duke of Mantua||Arturo Chacón-Cruz|
|Conductor||Jordan de Souza|
|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