Rigoletto: Washington National Opera Presents Verdi's Opera at the Kennedy Center
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American Ballet Theatre, regarded as one of the world's finest dance companies, brings an evening of mixed repertory to the Kennedy Center. Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides is a romantic reverie with music by Chopin orchestrated by Britten. Tchaikovsky powers the D.C. premiere of ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes' Aftereffect. Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton's The Dream marks 450 years since Shakespeare's birth. For over 70 years, American Ballet Theatre has wowed audiences everywhere with their passion, innovation and athleticism. The New York Times called them "American ballet at its peak," and it's easy to see why. Learn More
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<p>Join Washington National Opera for Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, featuring many of the most beloved (and hummable!) arias in opera! This quintessential masterpiece stars acclaimed baritones Carlos Álvarez and Gordon Hawkins in the title role (see below for dates). </p>
<p>As the libertine Duke of Mantua's jaded jester, Rigoletto is known for sparing no one his biting and often vicious sarcasm. But when courtiers abduct Rigoletto's beloved daughter, Gilda, for the Duke's enjoyment, a curse and misdirected revenge bring tragedy and are Rigoletto's undoing.</p>
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
<p>Rigoletto: Carlos Álvarez (Mar 29, 31, Apr 3, 6m, 9, 12)
Gordon Hawkins (Apr 1, 8, 13m)
</p> <p>The Duke of Mantua: Joseph Calleja (Mar 29, 31, Apr 3, 6m, 9, 12)
Alexey Dolgov (Apr 1, 8, 13m) </p> Gilda: Lyubov Petrova (Mar 29, 31, Apr 3, 6m, 9, 12)
JiYoung Lee (Apr 1, 8, 13m)
Count Monterone: Robert Cantrell
Sparafucile: Andrea Silvestrelli
Maddalena: Malgorzata Walewska
Marullo: James Shaffran
Borsa : Yingxi Zhang
Giovanna: Magdalena Wór
Count: Ceprano Grigory Soloviov
Countess: Ceprano Claudia Huckle
Page : Elizabeth Andrews Roberts
Conductor: Giovanni Reggioli
Director: Catherine Malfitano
Set Design: Robert Dahlstrom
Lighting Design: Mark McCullough
Note: Cast is correct as of publication, but subject to change without notice.