Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher creates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resetting the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber. 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.
“A compelling new Rigoletto … A detailed, dramatic staging, full of insights … Quinn Kelsey had a breakthrough as the jester Rigoletto … Rosa Feola, who had an outstanding Met debut as Gilda in 2019, was back in the role, and even better now. Her plush, warm voice carried effortlessly … Piotr Beczała brought clarion sound and pinging top notes … The chorus and orchestra excelled under the conducting of Daniele Rustioni.”
—The New York Times
“Incandescent performances … Kelsey found unusual nuance in Rigoletto, both as singer and actor … Gripping theatrical and vocal moments”
—Wall Street Journal
“Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher makes intimate theatre of Rigoletto …Tightly spun storytelling.”
—The New Yorker
Daniele Rustioni, conductor; Hometown: Milan, Italy
Bartlett Sher, director; Hometown: San Francisco, California
Quinn Kelsey, Rigoletto (baritone); Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Rosa Feola, Gilda (soprano); Hometown: Caserta, Italy
Piotr Beczała, Duke of Mantua (tenor); Hometown: Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
Varduhi Abrahamyan, Maddalena (mezzo-soprano); Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
Andrea Mastroni, Sparafucile (bass); Hometown: Milan, Italy
Bartlett Sher (Production), Michael Yeargan (Set Designer), Catherine Zuber (Costume Designer), Donald Holder (Lighting Designer)
Estimert tid: 2 timer og 40 minutter, 1 pause på 30 minutter.