Michigan Opera Theatre made us an offer we can’t refuse: Rigoletto. Set amongst the mobsters of 1950s New York City, Verdi’s masterpiece opens Saturday at the Detroit Opera House.
The story from MOT: Known for pushing the envelope, Rigoletto keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with a thrilling score and a heartbreaking tale of love, lies and sacrifice. Giuseppe Verdi’s classic is updated in this production by Jonathan Miller. Set in 1950s Little Italy, New York, Rigoletto tells the story of a mafia boss whose womanizing ways lead to vengeance and tragedy when he seduces the daughter of his bartender, Rigoletto. Considered one of Verdi’s operatic masterpieces, Rigoletto is not to be missed.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage.
Four performances only:
- Saturday, Oct. 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 22 @ 2:30 p.m.