Boston Lyric Opera - Verdi's Rigoletto

Synopsis of Rigoletto from BLO webpage:

The Duke of Mantua is always in pursuit of his next romantic conquest. His jester Rigoletto is obsessed with protecting his innocent daughter Gilda from the corruption which has become a way of life in the Duke’s court. Rigoletto can lock his daughter away, but he cannot contain the passion stirring in her young heart. When a betrayed husband places a curse on the Duke and Rigoletto, a thirst for revenge leads to tragic results.

This Verdi favorite and new production is set in a rich and decadent Renaissance Italy and features some of opera’s most famous arias including “La Donna e Mobile” and “Caro Nome.” Bruce Sledge, Morris Robinson, Nadine Sierra star with Michael Mayes singing the title role.

The opera itself will begin at 7:30, but there will be two parts to this meetup: first the pre-performance lecture at 6:30 - look for the meetup signs. Based on interest, we can go out after the opera*. I can be reached before and after the performance at [masked] (321-CANTATA). *Please text* if possible as it is difficult to respond to calls immediately when I'm with other members.

In order to qualify for special $25 pricing, you must register for the PRIMA program at and then call the BLO box office at[masked] or email them at [masked] to purchase up to 2 tickets. My seats are in mezzanine: B6 & B8.

If you do not qualify for PRIMA, please join us for the opera itself!

More details to come, so please check back.

Please note, this will be a joint event with Boston Classical Meetup. If you're a member of both groups, there is no need to RSVP to both events. 

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  • Sasha

    Judging by the post-opera discussion, it seems not many (if any?) made it to the lecture beforehand, myself included. I tried to position myself in a location visible to those leaving the lecture and those coming in to the theater, but that didn't seem to help and as predicted, the lobby got quite crowded at intermission. I am glad some of us got to connect after the performance and I think I'll plan on skipping the pre-opera part of the meetup from now on.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Alberto

    I greatly enjoyed the show, outstanding.

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Sasha

      Glad to hear! Sorry to have missed you at the meetup!

      March 23, 2014

  • Hank S.

    great performance

    March 22, 2014

  • John K.

    I assume the pre performance lecture is at the theater?

    March 21, 2014

    • Sasha

      Correct. I believe you can sit anywhere in the orchestra for the lecture. Look for the meetup sign.

      March 21, 2014

  • Hank S.

    I missed the special price because I could not get their web site to respond or get anyone on the phone so I walked over to the Wang box office & bought a ticket today. My ticket is on the 1st row of the balcony. I'll head for Tantric after the show. I don't have texting on my phone but I' easy to spot. I have silver whiskers and gold frame glasses.

    March 18, 2014

    • Hank S.

      Sasha - I'll leave my office to walk over around 6 p.m. If you send me your email address, I'll give you my cell phone number

      March 21, 2014

    • Sasha

      Hank, I just sent an email to the group and my cellphone is posted above. Feel free to call if you can't find me at the Shubert.

      March 21, 2014

  • Sasha

    Just sent an update to everyone, who RSVP'd so far.
    Note that there will be NO official meetup at Tantric as previously announced.

    March 21, 2014

    • Christina E.

      Sasha, since the post-performance meetup will be informal, I'll add myself to the group. See you later.

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Helena C.

    2 tix for Rigoletto Fri 7.30 pm or 23 March 3pm $36 each, total $72, contact me at pearlsinjuly at

    March 21, 2014

  • John K.

    For anyone interested I have ticket B12 in the balcony 2nd row

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Hank S.

    Sasha - I will walk over the Shubert tomorrow and buy a ticket with cash since I do not do any transactions with credit cards on line of by phone having had a theft experience.

    March 17, 2014

  • Sasha

    Today is the last day to register for BLO/BCAE Behind the Curtain series:

    March 17, 2014

  • julielynn

    Hi a few questions is everyone sitting together or if I get a ticket are we on our own. Is there a section everyone is sitting in???

    March 16, 2014

    • Sasha

      Everyone is responsible for their own tickets based on location & price preference.
      We will meet before and after the opera. Shubert theatre's layout doesn't allow for an easy meetup during intermission as hallways get VERY crowded.

      March 17, 2014

  • elizabeth

    I attended opening night and highly recommend it, after seeing several Rigolettos. Enjoy!

    March 15, 2014

  • mike s.

    Thanks so much for hosting, Sasha! Unfortunately, I'll be in New Orleans... my bad timing with young professional events this season continues. :( Enjoy!

    March 13, 2014

  • Sasha

    Update: ArtsBoston is offering 25% discount with code AB25

    March 8, 2014

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