GIUSEPPE VERDI
RIGOLETTO

JUBILEE AUDITORIUM
SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH PROJECTED ENGLISH TRANSLATION

who will have the last laugh?

As the infamous court jester, Rigoletto earns a living by making fun of people’s misery. So when his enemies seek revenge, they take the one thing Rigoletto values most: his daughter Gilda. What follows is a harrowing tale of greed, corruption, and violence that ultimately turns Rigoletto’s own fate into a cruel joke.

Baritone James Westman, acclaimed by critics and audiences as Germont in La Traviata, sings the title role in Verdi’s high-stakes revenge thriller.

Featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

 
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VIVA VERDI

Giuseppe Verdi’s top hits include La traviata, Aida, Nabucco, Il Trovatore, and numerous adaptations of works by Shakespeare including Otello, Macbeth and Falstaff.

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VICTOR HUGO

Rigoletto was based on Victor Hugo’s 1832 play Le roi s’amuse, which was banned after a single performance. Hugo is best known for having written Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

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NAME THAT TUNE

Verdi knew that his aria ‘La donna e mobile’ was destined for success. Legend goes that he provided the music to singers mere days before the premiere and swore everyone to secrecy — ensuring that all of Venice wasn’t humming the tune before the curtain rose!

 
 

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