The Palmetto Opera presents the opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.
On Sunday, January 30 at 3:00 pm, The Palmetto Opera brings their full-scale production of the grand opera Rigoletto to the Koger Center for the Arts featuring an international cast. Tickets are available from the Koger Center Box Office at 803-251-2222 or on their website at www.kogercenterforthearts.com
One of the best loved of Verdi’s operas, Rigoletto will be performed in the original Italian with English super titles projected above the stage.
A classic tale of tragedy, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto is one of the most famous operas ever written. It follows the unforgettable story of a court jester who becomes cursed after enraging the courtiers at the home of The Duke of Mantua. When Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda, is kidnapped by the duke, a father’s determination to save the daughter he loves leads to betrayal and revenge.
Despite the comedic implications of the opera’s title role, Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic story of corruption and moral ambiguity was one of the most courageous operas of its time. Rigoletto’s captivating melodies and classic story are what make it a cornerstone of opera today. With famous arias as Caro nome and La donna è mobile, Rigoletto will be appreciated by opera lovers and newcomers alike.