Verdi’s Rigoletto

Verdi’s Rigoletto
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


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.

Content Advisory: Rigoletto contains some adult themes.

Join us for a pre-opera chat with Utah Opera Principal Coach Dr. Carol Anderson to learn more about the production, starting one hour before the opera begins.




Opera Talks: One hour before each performance, ticket holders are invited to join Utah Opera Principal Coach Carol Anderson to learn more about the production at a free talk in the Capitol Room of the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. The talk will also be available online here.

Learn Before You Go: Read about the history, music, storyline, and more, through an online multiple-part learning course.

Post Opera Q&A: Join Utah Opera’s Artistic Director to discuss Utah Opera’s production of the opera following each performance in the Capitol Room.


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.

ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the performance, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.




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