Opera Baltimore: Rigoletto
- Grant Youngblood, baritone (Rigoletto)
- Rachel Blaustein, soprano (Gilda)
- Dane Suarez, tenor (The Duke of Mantua)
- Young Bok Kim, bass (Sparafucile)
- Megan Marino, contralto (Maddalena)
- Joseph "Joe" Lodato, baritone (Monterone)
- Rachel Barg, mezzo-soprano (Giovanna)
- Henrique Carvalho, baritione (Marullo)
- Louis Tiemann, tenor (Matteo Borsa)
- Denique Isaac, mezzo-soprano (Countess Ceprano)
- Kevin Durkin, bass (Count Ceprano)
- Viswa Subbaraman, conductor
This iconic Verdi tragedy will be fully-staged with orchestra at Stephens Hall Theatre in Towson, MD.
Rigoletto serves as the court jester for the licentious Duke of Mantua. His life is filled with secrecy and pain, as he tries to protect his beloved daughter Gilda from the Duke's predatory advances. Trapped in a web of betrayal and vengeance, Rigoletto's desperate attempts to save Gilda from tragedy ultimately lead to a heart-rending climax and a powerful exploration of human emotions and the consequences of one's actions.
Performances on Oct. 20 and 22.
About Young Bok Kim, bass (Sparafucile)
About Henrique Carvalho, baritione (Marullo)
Henrique Carvalho (São Paulo, Brazil), baritone, is a student in the Maryland Opera Studio. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland School of Music. Carvalho's most recent roles include Jake in the Annapolis Opera and Maryland Opera Studio's co-production of the New Work Reading: Sunder by Nailah Nombeko and Alicia Haymer (2021), the title role in Thomas Pasatieri's Signor Deluso with the University of Maryland's student-run opera company OperaTerps (2020) and Officer Harry Murphy in Kurt Weill's Street Scene with the Maryland Opera Studio (2019). Carvalho is a student of Kevin Short.
Towson, MD 21252