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

Aleksey Bogdanov


Baritone: Rigoletto, Rigoletto 

Central City Opera: Debut

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

Kathryn Lewek

Kathryn Lewek


Soprano: Gilda, Rigoletto 

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

Zach Borichevsky

Zach Borichevsky

The Duke of Mantua Read Bio
Zach Borichevsky

Zach Borichevsky

The Duke of Mantua

Tenor: The Duke of Mantua, Rigoletto 

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

John Paul Huckle 

John Paul Huckle 


Sparafucile, Rigoletto 

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

Jose Maria Condemi

Jose Maria Condemi


Director: Rigoletto 

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

John Baril

John Baril


Central City Opera Music Director

Conductor: Rigoletto 

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

Recently: 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


Giuseppe Verdi


Frances Maria Piave

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