Production Team

Production: Michael Mayer
Set Designer: Christine Jones
Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams
Choreographer: Steven Hoggett


Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2012-2013 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.


Approximate running time 3 hrs. 2 min.

Michael Mayer’s bold new production locates Verdi’s tragedy of lust, betrayal, and revenge in Las Vegas in 1960. George Gadnidze sings the title role and Lisette Oropesa is his beautiful daughter, who falls under the spell of Vittorio Grigolo's womanizing Duke.

Rigoletto hits the jackpot” (WQXR).

Michael Mayer “has brought theatrical flair to his operatic debut” of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece (New York Times).

"It's wildly entertaining, inventive, strangely funny and yet also deeply sad… Mayer captures both the emotional depth and surface glitter in an audacious staging…" (Bloomberg).

“Briskly entertaining, richly sung” (New York Magazine)

"An entertaining, bold rendition" (Associated Press).

Production a gift of the Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate, Trustee;
and Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone

The stage production of Rigoletto contains very brief partial nudity, which will not be shown in the Live in HD transmission of the opera.


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.