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Rigoletto - Nashville Opera

  • Andrew Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick Street Nashville, TN, 37243 United States (map)

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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

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