Why See Boston Lyric Opera: Rigoletto?
The Boston Lyric Opera presents a new production of Verdi's decadent opera of passion and revenge set in a small Renaissance Italian town.
Michael Mayes makes his Lyric Opera debut in the lead role of Rigoletto, the court jester bent on protecting his beautiful daughter form the advances of his audacious employer, The Duke of Mantua. Bruce Sledge also debuts as the Duke, with the part of Gilda, the jester's daughter, played by Nadine Sierra. Christopher Franklin conducts for the first time at the Lyric Opera.
Opening night: 14 March 2014
May not be suitable for younger audiences
Cast and Creative
CastThe Duke of Mantua - Bruce Sledge
Rigoletto - Michael Mayes
Gilda - Nadine Sierra
Count Monterone - David Cushing
Sparafucile - Morris Robinson
Maddalena - Audrey Babcock
Marullo - David Kravitz
Borsa - Omar Najmi
Count Ceprano - Liam Moran
Countess Ceprano - Chelsea Basler
CreativeConductor - Christopher Franklin
Stage Director - Tomer Zvulun
Set Designer - John Conklin
Costume Designer - Victoria Tzykun
Lighting Designer - Robert Wierzel
Wigs and Makeup Designer - Jason Allen
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