RIGOLETTO

THU, APR 9, 2020  |   7 PM
SAT, APR 11, 2020  |   8 PM
Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC

John Hoomes’ creative new staging puts an edgy film-noir spin on the story while letting Verdi’s music pack its original punch! The wise-cracking Rigoletto, despised by all save his beautiful daughter, is powerless to protect her from the lechery of his boss, Duke. From the slick world of the jet set to a seedy back-alley dive bar, ­­Rigoletto soon discovers that revenge can be a double-edged sword. Lush melodies blend with dark intrigue in this tale of a father’s vengeance. Spoiler alert: Verdi uses what is arguably the most famous aria on the planet to serve up the plot’s bitterest twist!

Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Directed by John Hoomes
Conducted by Dean Williamson
Featuring the Nashville Opera Orchestra and Ensemble
Sung in Italian with projected English titles

Running Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
Act I - 60 minutes, Intermission - 20 minutes, Act II - 70 minutes

 
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Rigoletto | Michael Mayes
Gilda | Kathryn Lewek
Duke of Mantua | Zach Borichevsky
Sparafucile | Christian Zaremba
Maddalena/Giovanna | Kaylee Nichols*
Count Monterone | David Crawford
Borsa (cover, Duke) | Michael Anderson*
Marullo (cover, Rigoletto) | Spencer Reichman*
Countess/Page (cover, Gilda) | Helen Huang*

* Mary Ragland Young Artists

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Michael Mayes

Rigoletto

Kaylee Nichols

Maddalena | Giovanna

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Spencer Reichman

Marullo

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Kathryn Lewek

Gilda

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David Crawford

Monterone

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Helen Huang

Countess | Page

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Zach Borichevsky

Duke

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Borsa

Michael Anderson

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Christian Zaremba

Sparafucile

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Mark Whatley

Ceprano


John Hoomes

Stage Director

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Dean Williamson

Conductor

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Amy Tate Williams

Chorusmaster | Accompanist