Event Calendar


Rossen Milanov, conductor
Eve Summer, director

Hyung Yun, Rigoletto
David Blalock, The Duke of Mantua
Aubry Ballaro, Gilda
Eric McKeever, Count Monterone
Hilary Ginther, Maddalena 
Robert J. Kerr, Marullo
Hannah Bullock, Countess Ceprano

Neil Fortin, costume designer
Marcella Barbeau, lighting designer

In a co-production with Opera Columbus, Jeweled with some of opera’s most beloved arias, Rigoletto contains all of the thrills and pathos that make grand opera famous.

Rigoletto, a cursed court jester of the lustful Duke of Mantua, obsessively protects his daughter, Gilda. But when Gilda falls in love with the man her father loathes, Rigoletto’s thirst for vengeance and desperate attempt to stop fate bring about his own tragic undoing. A Verdi favorite, Rigoletto is set in the rich and decadent Italian Renaissance and features some of opera’s most famous arias! This marks Rigoletto’s return to Columbus after 20 years, in a grand scale collaboration between the Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus at the beloved Ohio Theatre