November 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Grade Level: All Ages
Cost: $12 Student Tickets, $15 Adult Chaperone Tickets*

Sung in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat and English
subtitles projected above the stage.

Verdi’s Italian masterpiece opens Opera Colorado’s 40th Anniversary Season, featuring unforgettable music including the effervescent “La donne è mobile.” The jaded jester Rigoletto serves the Duke of Mantua and his hedonistic court. Little does Rigoletto know the womanizing duke has seduced his naive daughter, Gilda. How far will Rigoletto go to protect his only family?

This operatic masterpiece has been adapted for a length that is perfect for students. The abridged Student Matinee performance is approximately 120 minutes and features content appropriate for student audiences.

Performed live in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, featuring the 2022-23 Opera Colorado Artists in Residence and the Opera Colorado Orchestra and Chorus.

PLUS: Join us after the performance for an interactive talk-back with the cast and crew!

Contact  or call 303.778.7350 to reserve Student Matinee tickets.

Tell me more…

  • A morning performance tailored for students
  • Thoughtfully abridged so students can experience the whole story in approximately two hours
  • The curtain stays up so students can see what goes into changing sets between acts

*One supervising teacher (admitted free of charge) per ten students. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults in excess of this ratio.


Did you know that Opera Colorado offers partial scholarships for ANY of our educational programs? Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply, please fill out and return the appropriate application:

School Scholarships   Community Scholarships


The Opera Colorado Student Matinee performance of Rigoletto is sponsored by the Genesee Mountain Foundation