The Act 1 Duet at the final dress rehearsal of “Rigoletto” with Diana Damrau as Gilda and Zeljko Lucic as Rigoletto. “Rigoletto” airs on Great Performances at the Met Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m.
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) makes his Met debut with a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. The new staging moves the opera’s tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960, and airs on Great Performances at the Met Friday, May 17 […]
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Ken Howard/The Metropolitan Opera Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Librettists: Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei Production: Adrian Noble Conductor: James Levine Performers: Željko Lucic (Macbeth), Maria Guleghina (Lady Macbeth), Dimitri Pittas (Macduff), John Relyea (Banquo) Synopsis: Director Adrian Noble calls Macbeth “the greatest story Verdi ever told.” It’s the first of three works by Shakespeare that […]