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Florida Grand Opera: Rigoletto

  • Presented By: Florida Grand Opera
  • Dates: 3/31/2022, 4/2/2022
  • 201 SW 5th Ave
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
  • 1-800-741-1010
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Thursday and Saturday ticket prices range from $21 to $ 200

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
First performed: March 11, 1851, Teatro la Fenice, Venice
Last performed by Florida Grand Opera in 2012

A beloved staple in the operatic repertoire all over the world, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto is a timeless story of betrayal, dashed dreams and mistaken identity, worthy of the best cinematic thriller. Rigoletto follows the conquests of the rakish Duke, who survives revenge plots and schemes along the way. Gilda, whom he has betrayed and abandoned, saves him in the final scene of the opera by sacrificing her life, leaving her own father broken and alone. Containing some of the most recognizable arias, a sweeping story and intense emotions, Rigoletto is sure to delight everyone from opera aficionados and newcomers alike.


Rigoletto, Todd Thomas
Gilda, Sharleen Joynt*
The Duke of Mantua, Jose Simerilla Romero*
Count Monterone, Darren Drone*
Sparafucile, Matt Boehler*
Maddalena, Stephanie Doche
Marullo, Michael Pandolfo
Matteo Borsa, Charles Calotta
Count Ceprano, Erik Danielson
Giovanna, Stephanie Doche
Countess Ceprano, Amanda Olea
A Page, Katherine Holobinko

Conductor, Pacien Mazzagatti
Director, Kathleen Belcher
Set Design, Lawrence Shafer
Lighting Designer, Ron Vodicka
Costume Designer, Howard Tsvi Kaplan
* FGO Debut