Metropolitan Summer Encores in HD launches with ‘Rigoletta’ at LPCA
LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts begins its Metropolitan Summer Encores in HD series with Verdi’s classic opera “Rigoletta.”
The screening will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for LPCA Members, and $5 for students, and are available at the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, the talk of the opera world when it premiered in 2013, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas-a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. In this bold new vision (featured on 60 Minutes), Piotr Beczala is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner. eljko Lu?i? sings Rigoletto, a comedian and the Duke’s sidekick, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge.