Watch These Films Before Seeing the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Hours’ & ‘Rigoletto’

November at the Metropolitan Opera will showcase three new operas productions. Audiences will see “Don Carlo” starring tenor Russell Thomas, “Rigoletto,” and the world premiere production of “The Hours” starring Renee Fleming and Joyce DiDonato. In the third article of the series, we will look at two of those operas and their corresponding silver screen adaptations. The Hours  Modern operas {…}

PBS to Present Piotr Beczala, Quinn Kelsey & Rosa Feola in Met Opera’s ‘Rigoletto’

PBS’s Great Performances at the Met will continue on June 17 with a presentation of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The opera, which was directed by Bartlett Sher, stars Quinn Kelsey, Piotr Beczala and Rosa Feola. Conductor Daniele Rustioni leads the cast and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard hosts the program. Of an early performance in the run, OperaWire’s review noted that Feola “brought beautiful {…}

Katerina Evangelatos to Direct Unique New Production of ‘Rigoletto’ for Greek National Opera

The Greek National Opera is set to present Verdi’s “Rigoletto” starting on June 2, 2022. The new production will be directed by Artistic Director Katerina Evangelatos, who will set the opera in a 1980s Italian town. The repertory classic will star Dimitris Paksoglou as the Duke of Mantua, Dimitris Tiliakos as Rigoletto, Christina Poulitsi as Gilda, Petros Magoulas as Sparafucile, {…}