Polish tenor Piotr Beczała is currently performing in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, in the role of the licentious Duke. Serbian baritone Željko Lučić reprises his acclaimed performance of the title role in Michael Mayer’s electrifying production, set in 1960 in a Las Vegas casino, with American soprano Nadine Sierra in her Met debut as Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. Roberto Abbado conducts this production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy, which runs from October 20-December 17.
Beczała and Sierra most recently performed together in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the San Francisco Opera in October. Read a review of this performance at www.sfexaminer.com.