Two more nights to see Rigoletto at the Opera

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Gilda (Raphaëlle Paquette)​ ​and her father Rigoletto​ ​(Gregory Dahl) are shown in a scene​ ​where he realizes she is in love with the Duke of Mantua whom he despises.

The Opéra de Québec invited members of the media and hundreds of high school students to attend the dress rehearsal of Verdi’s Rigoletto on October 19, before the October 21 opening night. It is always refreshing to see and hear the reaction of these young people, many of whom had never been to an opera before. They applauded everything, even the orchestra tuning up!