Metropolitan Opera "Talk" Series - "Rigoletto" - Verdi

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Cost: $10 or $24 for all 3 * Registration Required

Virtual Zoom presentation
Registrants will receive Zoom link day before presentation
$10/talk or $24 for all 3 & save!

Music historian Jeffrey Engel will Live Zoom lecture on three productions originally scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera's Winter simulcasts including:

Jan. 21 - "Rigoletto" - Verdi

Fev. 18 - "Mefistofeles"- Boito.

March 18 - "Otello" - Verdi.


Immorality, kidnapping, seduction, passion, and murder are but a few words that summarize the plot of "Rigoletto." It is Verdi's first work (after 16 others) to attain a permanent place in the popular repertory. "Rigoletto" has some of Verdi's best-known music, especially one tenor aria that has been used to sell tomato paste and Doritos on television.

Jeffrey Engel will detail the background of "Rigoletto" and play recordings of musical highlights.
About the presenter: Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

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