Direct from the Met in HD for your delectation: As part of its spring opera series, the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar presents Verdi’s popular masterpiece Rigoletto, live in HD direct from The Met in New York on Saturday, February 16 at 5.55pm. Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s gripping tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanising Duke of Mantua, Eljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.
This presentation is part of the Spring 2013 The Met Live in HD season at the Linenhall. Rigoletto will be followed on March 2, by Parsifal on Saturday, March 2 at 5pm. Tickets cost €24, student/child tickets cost €12 or a family of four for €60. Contact the Linenhall for details. Booking advised. Tel: 094 9023733.