Revenge only leads to disaster and no one is safe in Verdi’s tragic yet tuneful operatic classic, the epitome of high drama.
The Duke is a notorious womanizer and his court jester, Rigoletto, is all too ready to laugh at the men whose wives and daughters have been seduced—that is, until he learns his own daughter is the Duke’s latest conquest. In the end, the cruel and devastating joke is on the jester.
Scott Hendricks brings his “rich baritone and energetic stage presence” (Opera News) to his role as Rigoletto, who will do anything for his beloved daughter. Little does Rigoletto know that his daughter, portrayed by the dynamic and versatile Jasmine Habersham, will do anything for the man she loves.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Scott Hendricks, Jasmine Habersham, Matthew White, Utah Opera Chorus, Utah Symphony