Rigoletto | Austin Opera | Long Center

Austin Opera


November 9 – November 17, 2019 | Dell Hall

About the show

Austin Opera presents Rigoletto, November 9, 14 & 17 in Dell Hall.

Austin Opera opens its 2019-2020 Season with one of opera’s most gritty and exciting works: Verdi’s Rigoletto, November 9 – 17, 2019 at the Long Center.

This tragic story revolving around the unscrupulous Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s stunning daughter Gilda is considered to be one of Verdi’s operatic masterpieces. Rigoletto is consumed by his thirst for revenge, but his innocent daughter Gilda pays the ultimate price. The instantly recognizable score features one of the most famous arias in all of opera—the Duke’s “La donna è mobile”—which has become part of the fabric of popular culture.

Starring Michael Chioldi, back for his sixth role with Austin Opera, as Rigoletto, Kang Wang as the Duke who returns for back-to-back performances after hir role in La bohème in the spring of 2019, and Madison Leonard in her Austin Opera debut as Gilda—this opera of extremes and moral ambiguity offers both the grand and the intimate. Traditionally staged, with sets from New Orleans Opera and costumes from Utah Opera, this production will have you on the edge of your seats.

  • The runtime for this performance is approximately 3 hours in length with two 20-minute intermissions.
  • For tickets or questions, please call Austin Opera Patron Services at 512-472-5992.
  • Patrons must be 8 years of age or older to attend.


Austin Opera is committed to producing and promoting outstanding opera that will entertain, enrich and educate the central Texas community. Austin Opera is a cultural destination for the community that delivers an extraordinary experience; a creative environment that challenges the misconceptions of the art form; enables lifelong learning; and celebrates the diversity that makes Austin unique.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.