Quinn Kelsey ʻ96 has performed opera houses worldwide and had his Met debut in 2008. Now he will star in the title role of Rigoletto, opening on December 31st at the Metropolitan Opera. If you’re like me and are unable to make it to NYC to see Quinn either for the first or second run of the show through June 11th, I’ll post any information I find about an upcoming movie theater or streaming broadcast.
Here’s the Rigoletto write-up from the Met homepage:
The Met rings in the new year with the gala premiere of a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy from Bartlett Sher. 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 eight Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. A second run of performances in the spring features soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, and tenor Stephen Costello, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon.