Verdi’s Rigoletto Returns To The Atlanta Opera

From the Boston Lyric Opera, photo credit Marina Levitskaya.
From the Boston Lyric Opera, photo credit Marina Levitskaya.

The Atlanta Opera celebrates its 35th year of live productions with Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto. This new, visually stimulating production is a co-production of Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, and Opera Omaha and was originally directed by The Atlanta Opera’s General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun.

Not seen on The Atlanta Opera stage since 2000, Rigoletto will be presented on February 28 and March 3, 6 and 8 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Single tickets, ranging from $26 to $137, plus convenience and venue fees, are on sale now and can be purchased online at atlantaopera.org or by calling 404-881-8885. Season tickets are still available as well, offering patrons the best seats at the best prices.

From the Boston Lyric Opera, photo credit Marina Levitskaya.
From the Boston Lyric Opera, photo credit Marina Levitskaya.

Todd Thomas makes his Atlanta Opera debut as the hunchbacked jester Rigoletto, who turns his mind to revenge when he cannot protect the person he most loves, his innocent daughter Gilda, from the person he most loathes. Recognized by opera companies and critics alike as one of the true Verdi baritones performing today, Thomas is one of America’s most sought after artists.

Ticket holders may also attend a free pre-opera talk about Rigoletto. Pre-Opera Talks are held one hour prior to each performance inside the John A. Williams Theatre at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and provide opera attendees insights and background into the opera they’re about to see.

Thirty-five years ago, The Atlanta Opera opened its inaugural season at the Fox Theatre on March 14, 1980 with the first of two performances of The Seagull, by Thomas Pasatieri to an English libretto by Kenward Elmslie and based on Anton Chekhov’s 1896 play of the same name. Other shows in the inaugural season included La traviata and a recital by legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes.

This is sure to be a great treat for opera-goers! As we promised, this years’ Arts Season has not disappointed one bit, and continues to present amazing productions across Atlanta. Click here to get your TICKETS

 

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