Sat Jan 11, 18, 25 at 7:30 pm; Sun Jan 12, 2 pm; Wed Jan 15, 22 at 7:30; Fri Jan 24, 7:30.
Rigoletto is one of the classics, a Verdi opera for the ages, meaning the music is as beautiful as the plot is perverse. The action includes a hunchback, an assassin, a duke, and much "ruining" of virgins. Several of the arias, duets, and quartets are famous. It's a great opera to come back to, or to begin with. Seattle Opera's production is set in 1930s Italy, directed by Linda Brovsky (Don Quichotte in 2011) and featuring baritone Marco Vratogna (Ezio in Attila) as Rigoletto, tenor Francesco Demuro (Rodolfo in La bohème) as the Duke of Mantua, Andrea Silvestrelli (Fasolt and Hunding in the Ring) as Sparafucile, soprano Nadine Sierra as the innocent young Gilda, and conductor Riccardo Frizza (Aida and Falstaff).