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MET OPERA: RIGOLETTO

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013
9:55 AM to 12:55 PM

Rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti leads the new production premiere of Rigoletto, seen in a new 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 Lu?i? 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 Met debut as Sparafucile’s seductive sister, Maddalena. “I’ve tried to imagine a recent world that captures the decadence of the Duke’s palace, where the participants are in pursuit of power, money, and beauty,” Mayer says. “Las Vegas in the ‘60s is such a world, where a kind of prankster energy could go bad—it’s the epitome of the kinds of events that happen in Rigoletto.”

Cost: Adult: $21.95
Child: $12.95
Senior: $18.95
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Opera
Concerts | Music
    Classical
Location: Artspring
100 Jackson Avenue, Saltspring Island
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Artspring
250-537-2102
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