Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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27 events
22 reviews
17 stars
Unless you are in excellent health, just go ahead and pay the $23 for parking in the Kennedy Center. Even the closest alternative at the Watergate is a long-ish walk, uphill, in the cold. If Metro is convenient for you and you are not in a rush, that, with the shuttle bus to the Kennedy Center, is the best option.
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Mary Ramos Red Velvet
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I don't mind paying for convenience so I just paid for parking at The Kennedy Center which was $20. I paid ahead online and saved $3 and had a guaranteed spot.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Rigoletto"
15 ratings
4.9 average rating
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29 events
8 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 08 2008

Wonderful orchestra and director. Some singers, the tenor in particular were great, some were mediocre.

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John
39 events
33 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 08 2008

Lovely show and excellent seat!!

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32 events
9 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 03 2008

Outstanding opera! Loved the voices, the costumes, the staging-- SUPERB!

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Quotes & Highlights

Hear an excerpt from the opera, and read more information about the cast and production, at the Washington National Opera website.

Description

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).

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.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Cast:

Rigoletto: Carlos Álvarez (Mar 29, 31, Apr 3, 6m, 9, 12)

Gordon Hawkins (Apr 1, 8, 13m)

The Duke of Mantua: Joseph Calleja (Mar 29, 31, Apr 3, 6m, 9, 12)

Alexey Dolgov (Apr 1, 8, 13m)

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera

As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.