The Oswego Opera Theater will present Rigoletto – The Oswego Story, Feb. 21 and 23 at SUNY Oswego’s Waterman Theatre in Tyler Hall.
The Feb. 21 performance is at 7:30 p.m. and the Feb. 23 show is at 2 p.m.
In Guiseppe Verdi’s first true masterpiece, Rigoletto, the original setting is Mantua, Italy in the 16th Century, where the main characters are the Duke of Mantua (chauvinist and all-around bad boy), his court jester Rigoletto, the jester’s angelic daughter (way too innocent and naïve), an assassin for hire and his sister.
Rigoletto has been a favorite with audiences all over the world since it first hit the stage in 1851.
Now, reimagined by Oswego Opera Theater Artistic Director Mack Richardson, Rigoletto – The Oswego Story plots Duke, the personally and politically “connected” owner of a Prohibition-era speak-easy in Oswego.
He is a notorious womanizer, and for fun disguises himself as a poor SUNY Oswego student to romance the college girls.
Tickets are $25 for regular price admission, $20 for seniors and faculty/staff of all educational institutions in the region, and $5 for all students. Tickets are available at the SUNY Oswego Box Office at 312-2141 or online at tickets.edu.
For more information on the event, sponsor information, and/or the Oswego Opera Theater please call (315) 638-0674 or visit Facebook: Oswego Opera Theater Events; www.oswegoopera.org; or email OswegoOpera@gmail.com.