July 11 - July 31, 2020

Tickets range from $31 - $108
*Central City Opera uses dynamic pricing; ticket prices will increase as shows become more popular. Get your tickets early for the best prices.

Single Tickets go on sale Spring 2020.
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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.


  • Opera Notes: Free pre-performance talks 45 minutes prior to every 2020 main stage opera, with the exception of July 28. Seating is limited — arrive early.
  • Opening Night Celebration: Saturday, July 11
  • Boomer Bus: Wednesday, July 29 (Learn More)
  • Opera Bus: Wednesday, July 15 and Saturday, July 25 (Learn More)
  • Balcony & Beverages: Friday, July 17 (contact the Box Office for more information)

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

Performing Artists & Creative Team


Aleksey Bogdanov

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Jack Rance, La fanciulla del West, Royal Swedish Opera; Sharpless, Madama Butterfly, Tulsa Opera; Aleko, Aleko, Chicago Opera Theater

Rigoletto:Rigoletto (2020)

Voice Type:Baritone

Kathryn Lewek

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: Ophelia, Hamlet, Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Lucia, Lucia di Lammermoor, Opéra de Nice; The Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute, The Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper and Washington National Opera

Gilda:Rigoletto (2020)

Voice Type:Soprano

Zach Borichevsky

Central City Opera: Debut

Recently: The Duke of Mantua, Rigoletto, Nashville Opera; Rodolfo, La bohème, Toledo Opera; Cassio, Otello, Washington National Opera; Narraboth, Salome, Spoleto Festival USA

The Duke of Mantua:Rigoletto (2020)

Voice Type:Tenor

John Paul Huckle

Central City Opera: Past member of the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program

Recently: Samuel, Un ballo in maschera, Opera di Genova; Quinault, Adriana Lecouvreur, Opera di Genova; König Marke, Tristan und Isolde, Claude Heater Foundation at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music

Jigger Craigin:Carousel (2020)

Sparafucile:Rigoletto (2020)

Voice Type:Bass

Jose Maria Condemi

Central City Opera: Carmen, 2017

Recently: Ernani, San Francisco Opera; Joan of Arc, New Orleans Opera; Frida, Atlanta Opera; Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci, San Francisco Opera

Director:Rigoletto (2020)

John Baril

Central City Opera Music Director

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Billy Budd, 2019; Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018; Il trovatore, 2018; Così fan tutte, 2017

Recently: Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University; Les pêcheurs de perles, Toledo Opera; Il barbiere di Siviglia and Roméo et Juliette, Virginia Opera; The Turn of the Screw, UMKC-Opera, Kansas City

Conductor:Rigoletto (2020)


Giuseppe Verdi


Francesco Maria Piave

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