Rigoletto

Rigoletto September, 2014

Composed  by Giuseppe Verdi

Performed at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Downtown Livermore

September 27, 28 and October 4 and 5.

Rigoletto was written by Verdi as a social commentary on a corrupt and abusive nobility.  It is a masterpiece that presents a moving and multifaceted story, juxtaposing good and evil; beauty and disfigurement, purity and promiscuity; honesty and deceit, as well as loyalty and betrayal.  The gripping drama is matched by powerful melodies and dramatic orchestration, as well as some of the most compelling arias in all of opera.

Joseph Bascetta – Stage Director

CAST

Eugene Brancoveanu – Rigoletto
Kathleen Magee-Querec – Gilda
Michael-Paul Krubitzer – Duke
Molly Hill – Maddalena
Elena Galvan – Countess Ceprano
Nikola Printz – Giovanna
Philip Skinner – Sparafucile
Bernardo Bermudez – Marullo
Andres Ramirez – Borsa
Anders Froehlich – Count Ceprano
Richard Block – Monterone
Chelsea Melamed – Paggio
Jay Clifton – Ufficiale