Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi


Saturday, July 19, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Will Crutchfield, conductor and Director of Opera; Georgia Jarman, soprano;  Nicole Piccolomini, mezzo-soprano; John Osborn, tenor;  Stephen Powell, baritone; Jeffrey Beruan, bass;  Bel Canto Young Artists; Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse was still too controversial for the censors when Verdi took it up in 1850; the King of France had to become the Duke of Mantua – but this does nothing to weaken the heartrending tale of “physical deformity redeemed by paternal love” (Hugo). Verdi drew on everything he had learned from Donizetti, including the radical finale that dwindles down to the doomed parent and child alone on stage, and created bel canto melodies that became immortal.

This semi-staged concert performance will be preceded by lectures and recitals in the Spanish Courtyard beginning at 3:00pm.

Symphony Court, Caramoor’s dining pavilion, is open to all ticket buyers (reservations required). Enjoy a casual prix fixe buffet dinner, among the beautiful gardens in the Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion. Available on select evenings. $70 per person, inclusive of tax. Cash bar is available; guests may also bring their own wine. (6:00pm)

Intermissions: Members (donors of $100 or more) are welcome to join us in the Reception Tent for refreshments.

VIP Experience Package available. Elevate your Caramoor experience with prime seating, special dining options, and convenient parking. For more information call the Caramoor Concierge at 914.232.5035 ext. 237.

Round-trip NYC transportation on the Caramoor Caravan: Ride comfortably in a luxury, air-conditioned coach from Grand Central Station/Lexington Avenue to Caramoor. Please phone the Box Office (914) 232-1252 for more info or to purchase Caravan tickets.

Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City. Visit Caramoor.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Times: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Presenter: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Presenter Phone: Box Office: (914) 232-1252

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