Met Live in HD: Rigoletto
Live Broadcasts | 01/29/2022 | 12:55PM
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Run Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Pre-Opera Lecture: Tim Snider
Approximate intermission times: 2:00PM & 3:05PM
Approximate end time: 4:10PM
Live Performance Broadcast
Sung in: Italian
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher creates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resetting the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium.
Please join us for a complimentary pre-opera lecture in The Paramount Theater Auditorium at 12:00PM. The lecture for Rigoletto will be conducted by Attorney and host of WTJU’s Sunday Opera Matinee, Tim Snider.
Production a gift of C. Graham Berwind, III – Director, Spring Point Partners LLC;
Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montrone
Image credits: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg / Berlin State Opera
About the Met Live in HD:
In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 73 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.
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