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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.

Judy Bayley Theater

4505 Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 Price Section I: $95, Section II: $75 Discounts are available for seniors, members of the military, the differently abled, and all students Tickets may be purchased at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office, by calling (702) 895-2787, or online.

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