2011-2012 • 71ST SEASON • LOVE FORBIDDEN, NOT FORGOTTEN
Luisa Fernanda • La rondine • Rigoletto • Roméo et Juliette

Florida Grand Opera
continues the season with Verdi’s Rigoletto,
one of the world’s best loved operas.
Opening January 28, 2012
sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles

Arsht Center
Jan. 28 & 31; Feb. 3, 5, & 8

Broward Center
Feb. 16 & 18

Mark Walters, lead baritone singing the role of Rigoletto


Rigoletto

Rigoletto is the story of a court jester who enables the Duke’s philandering, mocking the husbands and fathers of his victims. When he finds his own daughter, whom he has kept a well hidden secret, to be the Duke’s newest victim, Rigoletto tries to repay evil with evil, resulting in horrible consequences.

Baritone Mark Walters, Rigoletto

Opening January 28, 2012, baritone Mark Walters returns to FGO in the title role of Rigoletto, following critical and audience acclaim with the company as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor and as Escamillo in the 2010 production of Carmen. The young soprano Nadine Sierra, a South Florida native, makes her role and FGO debut as Gilda having played “a beguiling Tytania” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Boston Lyric Opera last season, according to the Boston Globe.

Tenor Michael Fabiano, the Duke of Mantua

Following a debut at the Metropolitan Opera last season in Verdi’s Stiffelio, American tenor Michael Fabiano comes to FGO as the Duke of Mantua with a voice described by the New York Times as having “a warm sound, poignant colorings and pinging top notes.” He is joined by FGO regular, Kevin Langan, in the role of the assassin Sparafulcile, returning for his 11th performance with the company. FGO Associate Conductor Andrew Bisantz, who’s recent Tosca for Boston Lyric Opera was highly praised, will conduct the production, directed by former FGO Young Artist Jeff Buchman.

The opera is sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles. It is presented at the Arsht Center on Jan. 28 and 31 as well as Feb. 3, 5, and 8. It also performs at the Broward Center on Feb. 16 and 18. Tickets as low as $11. For more information, please visit www.FGO.org or call the FGO Box Office at 1- 800-741-1010.


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