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When
Tue, Feb 12, 2019 7:30pm –

Where

The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center Plaza
New York  New York  10023
United States
212-362-6000
The Metropolitan Opera

Rigoletto


A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day. The story, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life. Written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera resonates with a universality that is frequently called Shakespearean.

Verdi’s tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano Nadine Sierra reprises her portrayal of Gilda, the role that helped launch her now-blossoming Met career. Tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke, and Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Tickets are available only to current Columbia students, faculty, and staff, and can be purchased both online and in person at the TIC in Lerner Hall lobby.

All tickets must be picked up at the TIC with a current CUID. There is a limit of 2 tickets per CUID per show.

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