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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!

  1. It'll be 942 days since we last performed a full-length opera in the Academy of Music!
  2. Raven McMillon, who plays the starring soprano role of Gilda, is a Washington Post "Performer to Watch" in 2022.
  3. All five principals are making their Opera Philadelphia debuts, including Kristen Choi from the Opera Philadelphia Channel's TakTakShoo. Catch these  rising stars  now!
  4. Director Lindy Hume's production takes a decidedly feminist approach to the piece and made waves at its American premiere in Seattle.

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  1. You deserve a night out!
  2. It's the perfect place to show off your new Rigoletto t-shirt 👕. Shop now >>
  3. Rigoletto is one of the most popular works in the opera canon, but hasn't been performed by Opera Philadelphia in 15 years!
  4. The performance will feature the men of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus under the direction of our esteemed Chorus Master, Elizabeth Braden.
  5. When you arrive, post a photo 📷 from our Rigoletto photo booth and inspire waves of FOMO amongst your friends.
  6. Delve deeper into the music with our Scholar in Residence, Dr. Lily Kass, and her Opera Overtures pre-show talk (available only to ticketholders).
  7. The performance on Friday, May 6th will be Audio Described by Nicole Sardella. Discover more about Accessibility services >>
  8. The final Sunday matinée falls on 🌸 Mother's Day 🌸 (Hint, hint... opera tickets are a great 🎁!)
  9. The opera is full of memorable operatic hits...🎵...🎵
  10. "Questa o quella"

  1. "La donna è mobile"

  1. The famous Rigoletto quartet!

  1. "Caro nome"
  1. The acclaimed Opera Philadelphia Orchestra will be conducted by Jack Mulroney Music Director, Maestro Corrado Rovaris.
  2. You'll be seated amidst gilded splendor of the Academy of Music, a historic gem in the center of Philadelphia.
  3. 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.
  4. It's Verdi! Do we need any more reasons?
  5. 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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