A lecherous Duke, who lives to take his pleasure. His twisted court jester, who lives to take his revenge. Carl St.Clair conducts this season’s semi-staged opera production: Verdi’s Rigoletto, the composer’s masterpiece of duplicity and deception. A full theatrical experience in the splendor of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

VERDI: Rigoletto
Semi-staged opera in Italian with English subtitles

Carl St.Clair, Conductor
Kathleen Smith Belcher, Stage Director
Pacific Chorale—Robert Istad, artistic director
Pacific Symphony

Stephen Powell, Rigoletto
Alisa Jordheim, Gilda
Santiago Ballerini, Duke of Mantua
Peter Volpe, Sparafucile
Alissa Anderson, Maddalena
Aria Minasian, Giovanna
Anthony Reed, Count Ceprano
Diana Farrell, Countess Ceprano
Nicholas Nestorak, Matteo Borsa
Franco Pomponi, Monterone
John Allen Nelson, Marullo
Matthew Kellaway, Herald
Ayanna Delk-Lewis, Page

John Iacovelli, scenic designer
Mark Mendelson, scenic design assistant
Ken Smith, lighting designer
David Murakami, visual designer
Katie Wilson, costume coordinator
Pam Marsden, properties coordinator

Costumes Designed by Jane Greenwood
Costumes constructed by Eric Winterling, Inc., New York, NY; Seams Unlimited, Racine, WI; Steppenwolf Costume Shop, Chicago, IL; and Lyric Opera of Chicago Wardrobe Department. 

Cesar Ballardo
Juana Carrillo
Benjamin Cross
Devon Crowe
Andi Dana
Ayanna Delk-Lewis
David Herrington
Aaron Leppke

Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman