Synopsis of Rigoletto from BLO webpage:
The Duke of Mantua is always in pursuit of his next romantic conquest. His jester Rigoletto is obsessed with protecting his innocent daughter Gilda from the corruption which has become a way of life in the Duke’s court. Rigoletto can lock his daughter away, but he cannot contain the passion stirring in her young heart. When a betrayed husband places a curse on the Duke and Rigoletto, a thirst for revenge leads to tragic results.
This Verdi favorite and new production is set in a rich and decadent Renaissance Italy and features some of opera’s most famous arias including “La Donna e Mobile” and “Caro Nome.” Bruce Sledge, Morris Robinson, Nadine Sierra star with Michael Mayes singing the title role.
The opera itself will begin at 7:30, but there will be two parts to this meetup: first the pre-performance lecture at 6:30 - look for the meetup signs. Based on interest, we can go out after the opera*. I can be reached before and after the performance at [masked] (321-CANTATA). *Please text* if possible as it is difficult to respond to calls immediately when I'm with other members.
In order to qualify for special $25 pricing, you must register for the PRIMA program at http://blo.org/prima and then call the BLO box office at[masked] or email them at [masked] to purchase up to 2 tickets. My seats are in mezzanine: B6 & B8.
If you do not qualify for PRIMA, please join us for the opera itself!
More details to come, so please check back.
Please note, this will be a joint event with Boston Classical Meetup. If you're a member of both groups, there is no need to RSVP to both events.