Michael Mayer’s Las Vegas-Set Staging of Verdi’s Rigoletto Opens January 20; Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his Met debut, conducting a cast led by ‘eljko Lu’i’, Olga Peretyatko, and Stephen Costello; later performances will star Joseph Calleja as the Duke

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Michael Mayer’s Las Vegas-Set Staging of

Verdi’s Rigoletto Opens January 20

 

Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his Met debut, conducting a cast led by

‘eljko Lu’i’, Olga Peretyatko, and Stephen Costello;

later performances will star Joseph Calleja as the Duke

 

New York, NY (January 13, 2017) ‘ Michael Mayer’s 2013 production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, set in a 1960s Las Vegas casino, returns to the Met January 20. Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his company debut leading ‘eljko Lu’i’ in the title role opposite Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and Stephen Costello as the Duke. Initial performances also star Oksana Volkova as Maddalena and Italian bass Andrea Mastroni in his Met debut as Sparafucile. Beginning on April 19, Rigoletto returns with Lu’i’ and Peretyatko reprising Rigoletto and Gilda and also starring Joseph Calleja as the Duke with Nancy Fabiola Herrera as Maddalena and ‘tefan Koc’n as Sparafucile.

Further information, including biographies of principal artists,  here.

Performances: January 20, 26, 30; February 4 matinee; April 19, 22, 27. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and 2 minutes, two intermissions.

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Rigoletto are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. For more information on rush tickets, click here.

 

 

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