Rigoletto Opera in Concert

“Revenge, terrible revenge, is all that my heart desires.” Prepare for astonishing vocal fireworks and powerful storytelling as the TSO presents a semi-staged production of Verdi’s gritty and captivating tale of a court jester consumed by vengeance. This work boasts many of Verdi’s most unforgettable arias, including the iconic “La donna è mobile” and “Caro nome”. An extraordinary cast of soloists direct from the world’s leading opera houses joins Gustavo Gimeno and the Orchestra for the must-see event of the season. (Pictured: Gustavo Gimeno)

This concert is available in the Thursday 2 and Sunday Matinee subscription series.

A Note from Gustavo Gimeno

“It is an extra-special treat (for both myself and the TSO musicians!) to be able to present one of the greatest operatic masterpieces ever written as part of our subscription season. Verdi’s Rigoletto is an incredibly compelling and powerful story told through music, and it focuses on the struggles of a working-class man—a bold and revolutionary choice at the time of its composition.”

Concert Dates

Rigoletto Opera in Concert February 25 2021 8PM

“Revenge, terrible revenge, is all that my heart desires.” Prepare for astonishing vocal fireworks and powerful storytelling as the TSO presents a semi-staged production of Verdi’s gritty and captivating tale of a court jester consumed by vengeance. This work boasts many of Verdi’s most unforgettable arias, including the iconic “La donna è mobile” and “Caro nome”. An extraordinary cast of soloists direct from the world’s leading opera houses joins Gustavo Gimeno and the Orchestra for the must-see event of the season. (Pictured: Gustavo Gimeno)

This concert is available in the Thursday 2 and Sunday Matinee subscription series.

A Note from Gustavo Gimeno

“It is an extra-special treat (for both myself and the TSO musicians!) to be able to present one of the greatest operatic masterpieces ever written as part of our subscription season. Verdi’s Rigoletto is an incredibly compelling and powerful story told through music, and it focuses on the struggles of a working-class man—a bold and revolutionary choice at the time of its composition.”

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 8:00pm

Program

Verdi: Rigoletto (opera-in-concert in Italian with English surtitles)

Performers

Quinn Kelsey
baritone (Rigoletto)
Sofia Fomina
soprano (Gilda)
Saimir Pirgu
tenor (Duke of Mantua)
Rinat Shaham
mezzo-soprano (Maddalena/Giovanna)
Alain Coulombe
bass (Sparafucile)
Joel Allison
bass-baritone (Count Monterone)
Matthew Dalen
tenor (Matteo Borsa)
Geoffrey Sirett
baritone (Marullo)
Vartan Gabrielian
bass-baritone (Count Ceprano)
Rebecca Cuddy
mezzo-soprano (Countess Ceprano/Page)
Men of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Joel Ivany
stage director

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

Rigoletto Opera in Concert February 28 2021 3PM

“Revenge, terrible revenge, is all that my heart desires.” Prepare for astonishing vocal fireworks and powerful storytelling as the TSO presents a semi-staged production of Verdi’s gritty and captivating tale of a court jester consumed by vengeance. This work boasts many of Verdi’s most unforgettable arias, including the iconic “La donna è mobile” and “Caro nome”. An extraordinary cast of soloists direct from the world’s leading opera houses joins Gustavo Gimeno and the Orchestra for the must-see event of the season. (Pictured: Gustavo Gimeno)

This concert is available in the Thursday 2 and Sunday Matinee subscription series.

A Note from Gustavo Gimeno

“It is an extra-special treat (for both myself and the TSO musicians!) to be able to present one of the greatest operatic masterpieces ever written as part of our subscription season. Verdi’s Rigoletto is an incredibly compelling and powerful story told through music, and it focuses on the struggles of a working-class man—a bold and revolutionary choice at the time of its composition.”

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

Program

Verdi: Rigoletto (opera-in-concert in Italian with English surtitles)

Performers

Quinn Kelsey
baritone (Rigoletto)
Sofia Fomina
soprano (Gilda)
Saimir Pirgu
tenor (Duke of Mantua)
Rinat Shaham
mezzo-soprano (Maddalena/Giovanna)
Alain Coulombe
bass (Sparafucile)
Joel Allison
bass-baritone (Count Monterone)
Matthew Dalen
tenor (Matteo Borsa)
Geoffrey Sirett
baritone (Marullo)
Vartan Gabrielian
bass-baritone (Count Ceprano)
Rebecca Cuddy
mezzo-soprano (Countess Ceprano/Page)
Men of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Joel Ivany
stage director

Venue

Roy Thomson Hall

60 Simcoe St
Toronto, ON
M5J 2H5

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