Verdi’s sinister tragedy. This time-honored tale of seduction and bitter revenge is boldly imagined in this new production. The disfigured jester Rigoletto must do everything in his power to protect his innocent daughter from the lecherous Duke of Mantua before she falls into his clutches. Brimming with rich melodies and featuring the famous aria “La donna è mobile,” Rigoletto tragically unfurls as it races toward its devastating conclusion.

Join the Dartmouth Club of the Midwest for a performance of this classic opera, which will be sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale and Harvard clubs.

The Minnesota Opera has reserved seats for us at the March 31, 7:30 PM performance at generous discounts:

  • $60 in Section B (normally $130)
  • $50 in Section C (normally $100)
  • $40 in Section D (normally $75)

Purchase tickets on your own, and then join us for dinner beforehand at Sakura Restaurant, 350 St. Peter Street (at 4th Street) in St. Paul, at 5:15 PM. We will order off of the menu, separate checks. There will be a short presentation from a member of the Opera. Then we'll walk over to the Ordway for this wonderful performance of one of opera's great classics.

To purchase your tickets, call the Minnesota Opera ticket office at 612-333-6669 by March 16 and mention the Yale-Harvard event. RSVP for the dinner by March 27 via email to and be sure to include all attendees' names.