A divided society. A corrupt regime.



Friday, October 2 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 4 2:30 PM
Tuesday, October 6 7:30 PM


Friday, October 9 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 11 2:30 PM


Saturday, October 17 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 18 2:00 PM

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Rigoletto is the relentlessly dark story of a wicked nobleman, a cunning court jester, and a naive girl caught up in a shadowy world and a curse that haunts them all. A tangled tale of love with the threat of death at every turn, Rigoletto hurtles toward a conclusion that counts redemption its last concern and, ultimately, its lost cause. Verdi’s classic explores the underbelly of a bygone underworld where corruption holds little punishment, and innocence no reward.

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.

Cast & Crew

Adam Turner, conductor
Stephanie Havey, director

Grant Youngblood, Rigoletto
Alisa Jordheim, Gilda
Matthew Vickers, The Duke of Mantua
Joseph Barron, Sparafucile
Leah Heater, Maddalena

Rigoletto - October 2020

  • October 2 2020
    Harrison Opera House 8:00pm


  • October 4 2020
    Harrison Opera House 2:30pm


  • October 6 2020
    Harrison Opera House 7:30pm


  • October 9 2020
    Dominion Energy Center 8:00pm


  • October 11 2020
    Dominion Energy Center 2:30pm


  • October 17 2020
    George Mason University Center for the Arts 8:00pm


  • October 18 2020
    George Mason University Center for the Arts 2:00pm