Venue Details

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
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*The Scene:

*The court of the Duke of Mantua during the Renaissance.

The Story:

The hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto is deeply bitter about his own deformity, which gives an edge to the continual barbs he hurls at party guests of his licentious boss, the Duke of Mantua. The only source of joy in Rigoletto’s life is his innocent daughter Gilda. When the jester finally goes too far, he provokes a curse from his victim, with Gilda paying the final price.


Rigoletto: Paolo Gavanelli

Gilda: Mary Dunleavy

The Duke: Giuseppe Gipali

Count Monterone: Greer Grimsley


Conductor: Stephen Lord

Stage Director: Harry Silverstein

Set Designer: Michael Yeargan

Costume Designer: Constance Hoffman

Lighting Designer: Mark McCullough

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