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Feb. 09 2013

02/16/13 – Rigoletto – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

Sung in Italian
Approximate running time:  3 hrs. 2 min., including 2 intermissions

rigolettoMichael Mayer’s bold new production locates Verdi’s tragedy of lust, betrayal, and revenge in Las Vegas in 1960. Željko Lucic sings the title role and Diana Damrau is his beautiful daughter, who falls under the spell of Piotr Beczala’s womanizing Duke.

Cast/Crew

Conductor: Michele Mariotti

Gilda: Diana Damrau
Maddalena: Oksana Volkova
Duke of Mantua: Piotr Beczala
Rigoletto: Željko Lucic
Sparafucile: Stefan Kocán

Production: Michael Mayer
Set Designer: Christine Jones
Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams
Choreographer: Steven Hoggett

Photos by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

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