Opening Night, October 20th; through December 17, 2015.
The Metropolitan Opera’s lavish production of Verdi’s tragic tale of depraved authority is set in 1960s Las Vegas, rather than in Renaissance Mantua. Gorgeous melodies (you know “La Dona è mobile”), decadent sets, and a thrilling plot have kept Rigoletto one of the most-performed operas at the Met. This current production stars George Gagnidze and Željko Lučić alternating in the title role, Piotr Beczala and Stephen Costello alternating as the immoral duke, and Olga Pertyako as Gilda, Rigoletto’s innocent daughter. Star maestro Pablo Heras-Casado conducts.
For more information and tickets, visit the Metropolitan Opera’s website.