July 9m at the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre at Virginia Tech
July 14, 16m, 19 at The Paramount Theater
Love, Lust, Power, and Betrayal
One of the greatest works in the operatic canon, Rigoletto tells the tragedy of a father whose fervent attempts to protect his daughter from the dangers of the world cause her ruin. Featuring several incredibly popular arias, Verdi’s depiction of the machinations and scandals of a sixteenth century Italian court remains haunting and all-too-relevant today. For the second consecutive year, Charlottesville Opera will also bring a performance of its mainstage opera to the beautiful Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre at Virginia Tech.
The cast stars fan-favorite Hyung Yun (Metropolitan Opera) as the title character. Yun was most recently seen with Charlottesville Opera as Germont in La traviata (2016), co-produced with The Oratorio Society of Virginia, and as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (2015). He will be joined by Eglise Gutiérrez (Metropolitan Opera), who has received acclaim as “one of opera’s next wave” from Opera News and has performed at some of the world's most prestigious opera houses, as Rigoletto’s beloved daughter Gilda, and Matthew Vickers (Virginia Opera) as the caddish Duke of Mantua.
SCHEDULE AND TICKETS
Sunday, July 9 at Virginia Tech: For tickets contact the Box Office at the Moss Arts Center at (540) 231-5300 or visit www.artscenter.vt.edu
Friday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 pm* at The Paramount Theater
Adult tickets $25-$75| Youth 12 & under $12 | Students (with ID) $16.50
Tickets available online or at The Paramount Theater Box Office: (434) 979-1333, 215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Open 10 am - 2pm, Monday through Friday.
* mid-week discount