Rigoletto @ Opera Las Vegas

Tragic forces shape this world-famous tale of a father’s love, a Duke’s debauchery, an Italian court’s collective deception and a deeply personal thirst for brutal revenge. The fates of the hunch-backed jester and a libidinous royal philanderer collide in Giuseppe Verdi’s stunning masterpiece of passion and vengeance. Featuring some of opera’s most famous melodies, Rigoletto is the story of a daughter abducted, a father outraged, and a potent curse fulfilled. Michael Chioldi, internationally-renowned for his portrayal of the title character, heads an all-star cast and full orchestra under the musical direction of the Metropolitan Opera’s Gregory Buchalter. Stage direction by Cynthia Stokes. The cast includes Michael Chioldi, Rigoletto; So Young Park, Gilda; Kirk Dougherty, Duke of Mantua; Rubin Casas, Sparafucile; and Danielle Marcelle Bond, Maddalena. Performances are Friday, June 9, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 11 at 2 pm.