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Rigoletto (Jared Bybee) taunts Monterone (André Courville) in the Duke
The Duke (Marco Cammarota) holds Countess Ceprano (Alejandra Gomez) while Rigoletto (Jared Bybee) looks on
Rigoletto (Jared Bybee)
La maledizione! Rigoletto (Jared Bybee) holds his daughter Gilda (Vanessa Vasquez)
The Duke (Marco Cammarota) and Maddalena (Alejandra Gomez)

2016–2017 Season

Rigoletto · Giuseppe Verdi

Tito Capobianco, stage director; Christofer Macatsoris, conductor

Saturday, November 5 – Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 20, 2016 at Tohickon Middle School in Doylestown
performed "in concert" with the AVA Opera Orchestra
call 215.862.2526 for tickets

Verdi’s 16th opera tells the tragic story of Rigoletto, humpbacked jester to the Duke of Mantua. His service of the Duke includes obtaining young women for the Duke to seduce, for which he is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s conquests. The curse terrifies Rigoletto, who later sees it come to fruition as the Duke sets his sights on the jester’s own daughter.

AVA's most recent production of Rigoletto was in 2006.

Maestro Macatsoris and Stage Director Capobianco discuss our 2016 production and introduce the cast(s).

Rigoletto, includes one of opera’s most popular and well-known arias – the Duke of Mantua’s La donna è mobile – as well as one of the most brilliant soprano arias, Caro nome.

James Valenti sings La donna è mobile in the 2006 AVA production

with piano accompaniment
our staged productions include costumes and full orchestra

La maledizione

Maestro Macatsoris discusses Act I, scene 2

Excerpts from Act I, scene 2

Maestro Macatsoris discusses the quartet

The Act 3 quartet



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