Join Capitol City Opera Company on April 18 and 20 at 7:00 pm at Petite Violette for a night of delicious food and performances from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Make a reservation at Petite Violette Restaurant by going to

“The work, Verdi’s sixteenth in the genre, is widely considered to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda. The opera’s original title, La maledizione(The Curse), refers to a curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter the Duke has seduced with Rigoletto’s encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda falls in love with the Duke and sacrifices her life to save him from the assassin hired by her father.”

Dinner and a Diva: Rigoletto is sponsored by Bob and Karen Coleman.

Meet the Cast

Lucy Miller as Gilda
Akosua Adwini-Poku as Maddalena
Michael Vavases as Duke of Mantua
Wade Thomas as Rigoletto
Mitch Gindlesperger as Sparafucile
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