PrizeShortlist in Application Design
CompanyWHC Group
ArtistWilliam Haney

The Curse of Rigoletto was created for the performance of Verdi’s’ opera Rigoletto by the Midatlantic Opera Company. The poster’s theme is built around a curse inflicted by Count Monterone’s on the tragic and insidious hunchback jester named Rigoletto. The imagery of the poster depicts the final scene, showing Rigoletto’s mistakenly slain daughter, Gilda, who was killed by an assassin. “I believe the contrast between the ugly, deformed body of Rigoletto and the beautiful, delicate figure of Gilda creates powerful visual tension” William Haney