The Metropolitan Opera is pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in Summer Encores – a series of six past Live in HD performances at bargain prices.
Verdi’s Rigoletto (originally transmitted on February 16, 2013)
Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, the talk of the opera world when it premiered in 2013, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. In this bold new vision (featured on 60 Minutes), Piotr Beczala is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner. Željko Lučić sings Rigoletto, a comedian and the Duke’s sidekick, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge.
Lower ticket prices in the summer! Tickets (available in advance): $15 adults, $13 seniors, $11 students, with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre Members. A great time for audiences of all ages and first-time opera-goers to attend.