Filene Center

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Purchase Tickets

Price $25-$75
This year’s grand opera at the Filene Center tells the tale of a father whose fierce desire to protect his daughter leads to a tragic quest for revenge. Some of Verdi’s most memorable music graces this poignant and unforgettable opera.

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse
A New Production

Duke of Mantua - Piotr Buszewski
Matteo Borsa, a courtier - Nicholas Nestorak
Countess Ceprano - Melina Jaharis*
Rigoletto, the Duke’s Jester - Kidon Choi
Cavaliere Marullo - Johnathan McCullough
Count Ceprano - Nicholas Newton*
Count Monterone - Joshua Conyers
Sparafucile, an assassin - Patrick Guetti
Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter - Mané Galoyan
Giovanna, Gilda’s nurse - Anastasiia Sidorova*
A Herald - Andrew Gilstrap*
A Page - Esther Tonea*
Maddalena, Sparafucile's sister - Zoie Reams
Men and Women of the Court - Wolf Trap Opera Chorus

*Studio Artist

Conductor - Grant Gershon
Stage Director - Crystal Manich
Scenic Designer - Erhard Rom
Video & Projections Designer - S. Katy Tucker
Costume Designer - Court Watson
Lighting Designer - Mark Stanley
Wig & Makeup Designer - Anne Nesmith
Chorusmaster - David Hanlon

Assistant Conductor - David Hanlon
Musical Preparation - Nicolò Sbuelz, Christopher Koelzer, Nathan Raskin
Italian Coach - Nicolò Sbuelz
Assistant Director - Andreas Hager
Production Stage Manager - Rachel Henneberry 
Assistant Stage Manager - Jordan Braun
Supertitle Coordinator - Christopher Koelzer

Pre-Performance activities

A Pre-Performance Discussion is offered on the Old Farmhouse Lawn. These discussions offer insight and interpretation of the evening's performance. They begin 1 hour before the scheduled show time and end with plenty of time to reach your seat before the show starts.

Wolf Trap's Young at Arts initiative invites families and caregivers to introduce children (17 and under) to the arts by offering one free accompanying youth ticket for each adult ticket purchased for select performances.


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