Rigoletto: A Fool's Revenge

Join us for a performance of this classic opera! Generously discounted tickets available through March 16. Preceded by dinner at Sakura.

Verdi’s sinister trigoletto_350x225ragedy. This time-honored tale of seduction and bitter revenge is boldly imagined in this new production. The disfigured jester Rigoletto must do everything in his power to protect his innocent daughter from the lecherous Duke of Mantua before she falls into his clutches. Brimming with rich melodies and featuring the famous aria “La donna è mobile,” Rigoletto tragically unfurls as it races toward its devastating conclusion.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale and Harvard clubs.
Purchase your own tickets to the opera. The Minnesota Opera has reserved seats for us at the March 31, 7:30 PM performance at generous discounts:

  • $60 in Section B (normally $130)
  • $50 in Section C (normally $100)
  • $40 in Section D (normally $75)

Refer to the seating chart for details.

Call the Minnesota Opera ticket office at 612-333-6669 by March 16 and mention the Yale-Harvard event. The office is open Mon-Fri 10AM-5PM.
Join us for dinner beforehand at Sakura Restaurant, 350 St. Peter Street (at 4th Street) St. Paul, at 5:15 PM. We will order off of the menu, separate checks.  There will be a short presentation from a member of the Opera.  Then we'll walk over to the Ordway for this wonderful performance of one of opera's great classics.

RSVP for the dinner by March 27 via email to james_p_richardson@msn.com. Include the attendee's names.
Alternatively, you may wish to attend Opera Insights at 6:30 PM in Ordway Music Theater’s Marzitelli Foyer. Enjoy a free, fun and informative half-hour session which includes an overview of the characters and music, historical and cultural context for the opera and highlights to watch for during the show.

When and Where?


7:30PM - 10:30PM Sat 31 Mar 2018, Central timezone


Ordway Music Theater
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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