SF Opera Cinema Series: RIGOLETTO
February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
One of opera’s most vivid and compelling characters, a vengeful court jester, desperately tries to protect his daughter from disaster in this heart-wrenching tragedy. The first of two world-class casts led by Music Director Nicola Luisotti stars Željko Lučić, “whose vocal artistry is exceptional” (The New York Times); Aleksandra Kurzak, “a superstar in the making” (The Guardian, London); and, as the lecherous Duke, Francesco Demuro, “whose open, bright, superbly focused tone was reminiscent of Pavarotti” (Opera News).
Aleksandra Kurzak “was nothing short of remarkable.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
“A powerful, rhythmically exciting Rigoletto.”
–San Francisco Examiner
These operas were digitally recorded with multiple cameras and will be played back in high-definition Blu-Ray and stereo sound. At intermission, enjoy a glass of wine in the lobby or watch behind-the-scenes interviews onscreen.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles