Posted22 Feb 2022
22 Reasons to See Rigoletto
By Opera Philadelphia
In celebration of Super Twosday (2/22/2022), we're offering 22 Reasons to see Verdi's Rigoletto this spring.
Psst! Scroll down to #22 for a limited-time offer on tickets!
- It'll be 942 days since we last performed a full-length opera in the Academy of Music!
- Raven McMillon, who plays the starring soprano role of Gilda, is a Washington Post "Performer to Watch" in 2022.
- All five principals are making their Opera Philadelphia debuts, including Kristen Choi from the Opera Philadelphia Channel's TakTakShoo. Catch these ⭐ rising stars ⭐ now!
- Director Lindy Hume's production takes a decidedly feminist approach to the piece and made waves at its American premiere in Seattle.
- You deserve a night out!
- It's the perfect place to show off your new Rigoletto t-shirt 👕. Shop now >>
- Rigoletto is one of the most popular works in the opera canon, but hasn't been performed by Opera Philadelphia in 15 years!
- The performance will feature the men of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus under the direction of our esteemed Chorus Master, Elizabeth Braden.
- When you arrive, post a photo 📷 from our Rigoletto photo booth and inspire waves of FOMO amongst your friends.
- Delve deeper into the music with our Scholar in Residence, Dr. Lily Kass, and her Opera Overtures pre-show talk (available only to ticketholders).
- The performance on Friday, May 6th will be Audio Described by Nicole Sardella. Discover more about Accessibility services >>
- The final Sunday matinée falls on 🌸 Mother's Day 🌸 (Hint, hint... opera tickets are a great 🎁!)
- The opera is full of memorable operatic hits...🎵...🎵
- "Questa o quella"
- "La donna è mobile"
- The famous Rigoletto quartet!
- "Caro nome"
- The acclaimed Opera Philadelphia Orchestra will be conducted by Jack Mulroney Music Director, Maestro Corrado Rovaris.
- You'll be seated amidst gilded splendor of the Academy of Music, a historic gem in the center of Philadelphia.
- As part of our Dress Rehearsal Program, a free program for schools across the Greater Philadelphia area, we are developing amazing educational resources around the piece that will be available to all.
- It's Verdi! Do we need any more reasons?
Tickets are $22 off for a limited time! Save now with promo word TWOSDAY >> Offer expires 2/28/22 at 11:59 p.m.
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