**On Sale to General Public January 15, 2018**
When his daughter is seduced and abducted, a devoted father is driven to murder in this devastating story of love, betrayal, and vengeance. Verdi’s brilliant setting of this riveting tale features some of opera’s most immediately recognizable music. Berkshire Opera Festival is proud to present this masterpiece with an outstanding cast of international renown.
Join us at the Colonial one hour before Saturday's matinee for a lively and informative discussion of Verdi's Rigoletto with Cori Ellison, dramaturg of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, on Saturday, August 25, 12pm, free for all ticket holders.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. Sung in Italian with projected English translations.