Opera on the Couch

Steven Goldberg, MD and Milton Schaefer, PhD, Co-Chairs


Everybody plays the fool.

Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Everybody plays the fool.   Rigoletto has seen it all. He’s the court jester, spinning other people’s suffering into entertainment. But behind his bitter façade, Rigoletto holds one thing sacred: the love for his daughter, Gilda. After a vengeful curse makes Gilda the target of the Duke’s dangerous obsession, will Rigoletto’s fatherly devotion be enough to save her?

Opera's Name: RIGOLETTO
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time: Discussions begin as soon as possible following the opera performance
Location: Opera Performance will be at:
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107

Discussions will be at:
Books, Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
Discussants: Marc Zussman, MD and Milton Schaefer, PhD

Please join SFCP program co-chairs Dr. Steven Goldberg, MD and Dr. Milton Schaefer, PhD for a psychological perspective of the opera at our post-performance discussion, Opear on the Couch, immediately after the performance.

For the opera performance, please purchase your ticket(s) at the San Francisco Opera's website.  For the post-performance discussion, these discussions are FREE and open to the public. There will be time for questions, and audience members may share their thoughts on these thought-provoking operas.