San Francisco Opera Performs Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto
The last date listed for Rigoletto was Thursday October 12, 2006 / 7:30pm.
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*The court of the Duke of Mantua during the Renaissance.
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