Live broadcast of Verdi's 'Rigoletto' is Feb 16

The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center hosts a live broadcast of Verdi's "Rigoletto" at 11:55 a.m. Feb. 16. An encore performance will be shown at 1 p.m. Feb. 17. The performance is part of "The Met: Live in HD" series of live broadcasts from New York City's Metropolitan Opera House.

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua; Željko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto; and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.

The approximate run time is three hours, 31 minutes.

Tickets are $24 general admission, $22 senior citizens, $17 Friends of the Ross, $16 students and children, $6 Nebraska Wesleyan Students (with a valid student ID), and $5 for UNL students (with a valid NCard).

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