Sun Valley Opera and Metropolitan Theaters present Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto with a live simulcast on January 29, 2022 at 10:55 at the Big Wood 4 Cinema in Hailey.
Tickets can be purchased at the door: $20. Complimentary Muffins and Mimosas at 10:00am will kick off the Sun Valley Opera’s WinterFest22.
Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award¬–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role.
The story, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life. Written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera resonates with a universality that is frequently called Shakespearean.