Update: Juan Diego Flórez recently announced that he is canceling his participation in this production. The original article follows.
This Sunday, June 10, 2018, the Vienna State Opera streams a live performance of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” around the globe. The performance is part of the company’s season-long service straight from its website.
Per the official website, the performance will star Juan Diego Flórez as the Duke with Aida Garifullina as Gilda. Paolo Rumetz takes on the title role with Ryan Speedo Green as Sparafucile and Elena Maximova as Maddalena. Marco Armiliato conducts the production by Pierre Audi.
The performance kicks off at 7 p.m. local time and ends around 9:45 p.m. For those in North America, the start time is 2 p.m. EDT and 11 a.m. PDT.
Per the official website, tickets start at 14 euros (approximately $16 USD) and can be purchased right off the Vienna State Opera’s streaming website. There are options for monthly subscriptions to future performances on the service depending on users’ preference for experience opera from the comfort of their homes.
Next up on the slate of live streams will be “Lohengrin” and “Falstaff.”