Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee – Rigoletto

Join us for a family matinee with a narrator’s preview and an autograph session with the singers. Bring a picnic, and enjoy fun pre-show activities by adding on our Opera Adventures.

About Rigoletto

Who will have the last laugh?

Rigoletto is a joke gone too far, set to some of the best-known music in all of opera. A devilish Duke and his tortured court jester, Rigoletto, clash over the jester’s beautiful daughter in this topsy turvy suspense, teeming with twists of plot and twists of fate.


Introduce your kids (and yourself) to opera at a special matinee that includes a narrator’s preview and an autograph session with the singers. Tickets price: $25*Prices subject to change based on availability, purchase early for the best price.

This fully staged production is performed by the talented artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program in the Opera House. Note that this is a full-length opera production and may contain adult material. If this is a concern, please check the synopsis.

Enhance your Family Matinee experience! For just $10 more than matinee tickets, festival goers can the Opera Adventures package, which includes inside information about the opera, pre-performance family fun activities and interactive opera games, starting at 11:30 am. We also invite you to bring your own lunch to picnic with us before the family matinee performance at 2:30 pm. If you’ve already purchased your family matinee tickets, please contact the Box Office at 303-292-6700 to purchase Opera Adventures.

Interested in seeing other children’s and family-friendly events throughout the year? Visit our Education section to learn more.

Contact the Box Office for more information at 303-292-6700.

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Giuseppe Verdi


Francesco Maria Piave

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Production Sponsors

Family Matinee sponsored by Nina Odescalchi Kelly