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RIGOLETTO

"Gripping theatrical and vocal moments!" (Wall Street Journal)

 

One of opera’s grimmest tragedies received a powerful new production during the 2021–22 season when director Bartlett Sher unveiled his Weimar-era staging of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO. In this performance, recorded as part of the company’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions, commanding American baritone Quinn Kelsey gives a searing portrayal of the title character, a deformed court jester determined to protect the virtue of his daughter, Gilda, sung by radiant soprano Rosa Feola. His debauched employer, the Duke of Mantua, is tenor Piotr Beczała, with dynamic young maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium to lead a cast that also features bass Andrea Mastroni as the assassin Sparafucile and mezzo-soprano Varduhi Abrahamyan as Maddalena.

 

“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

 

 

Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Choir
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Daniele Rustioni
Singers
Rosa Feola, Piotr Beczala, Quinn Kelsey, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Andrea Mastroni
Production
Bartlett Sher
Recording Location
USA
Year
2022
Language
Italian
Duration
01:40:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera