Rockport Music presents: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Verdi's Rigoletto
February 16, 2013
Pre-opera lunch, 12 PM
Italian conductor Michele Mariotti leads the new production premiere of Rigoletto, seen in an innovative staging by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer in his Met debut. Mayer’s approach transports the story from 16th-century Italy to Las Vegas in 1960, with a cast led by Željko Lucic in the title role, Diana Damrau as his daughter, Gilda, Piotr Beczala as the Duke of Mantua, Štefan Kocán as the assassin Sparafucile, and Oksana Volkova in her debut as Sparafucile’s seductive sister, Maddalena. Approximate runtime: 3:31.