Rigoletto is possibly the most popular tragic opera in the repertory – and it was a whole new adventure for our theatre critic, Gail Burns. She marveled at its big sound in the intimacy of Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY.
A trip to Cambridge, NY for opera is not only affordable, but you can include other activities such as shopping, pre-show talks and farm-to-table dinners between performances.
Our preview of this new production includes video clips of the most famous arias, an interview with director Sir David McVicar and synopsis of both plots.
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in Rossini’s bel canto tour-de-force, based on the Scottish tale by Sir Walter Scott.
Diane Paulus pushes the boundaries of theater with “Crossing” a new opera about the Civil War by the amazing young composer Matthew Aucoin whose contemporary music actually delights the ear.
The season kicks off October 3 with Il Trovatore, starring Anna Netrebko as Leonora; broadcasts include all six new productions from the Met’s 2015-16 season
Two rarely performed one act operas will be featured on February 14, in the next Met Live in HD Series, both works inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s.