March 31 + April 1
A Verdi favorite, Rigoletto is set in the rich and decadent Italian Renaissance and features some of opera’s most famous arias! Rigoletto, a cursed court jester of the lustful Duke of Mantua, obsessively protects his daughter, Gilda. But when Gilda falls in love with the man her father loathes, Rigoletto’s thirst for vengeance and desperate attempt to stop fate bring about his own tragic undoing. This marks Rigoletto’s return to Columbus after 20 years, in a grand scale collaboration between the Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus at the beloved Ohio Theatre.
Photo credit: Terry Gilliam