Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto

LIVE IN HD

Overview

Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Buy tickets for Rigoletto live in the opera house here.

In cooperation with Staatsoper Berlin

Production a gift of C. Graham Berwind, III – Director, Spring Point Partners LLC;
Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montrone

Languages

Languages sung in Rigoletto

Sung In

Italian

Titles

Title languages displayed for Rigoletto

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Rigoletto

Estimated Run Time

2 hrs 40 mins

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    60 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Acts II and III

    70 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

In a remarkable career spanning six decades in the theater, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) composed 26 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire. His role in Italy’s cultural and political development has made him an icon in his native country. Francesco Maria Piave (1810–76), Verdi’s librettist for Rigoletto, collaborated with him on ten works, including Ernani, La Traviata, La Forza del Destino, and the original versions of Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra.

PRODUCTION

Bartlett Sher

SET DESIGNER

Michael Yeargan

COSTUME DESIGNER

Catherine Zuber

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Donald Holder

Headshot of Giuseppe Verdi

Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto