Opera Grand Rapids presents Rigoletto

Considered to be the birth of Italian grand opera and one of Verdi’s most memorable creations, Rigoletto is a heartrending journey of unrelenting force powered by one recognizable melody after another. The story, based on the controversial play by acclaimed French writer Victor Hugo, resonates with a universality frequently likened to Shakespeare. Fire is fought with fire in this rapidly unfolding drama between a conniving court jester, a promiscuous duke, and an innocent daughter caught in their feud. When the jester seeks revenge, who will have the last laugh?


Rigoletto, the court jester, is known to mock those that fall victim to the Duke’s seductive advances. When the Duke sets his eyes upon Rigoletto’s own carefully-hidden daughter, Gilda, the jester vows to have revenge. Tragedy strikes when the vulnerable young maiden becomes a helpless pawn in her father’s quest for vengeance.


Ticket prices start at $25. Get your tickets early! Ticket prices may fluctuate based on demand. Additional fees will apply. Purchase tickets beginning August 15th at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. 

Event Times:
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
7:30 PM
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
7:30 PM
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