The Met: Live in HD - Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto

1 p.m. (live - limited ticket availability) and 6 p.m. (encore)
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Image: RigolettoWho: Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto presented by The Met: Live in HD

Tony Award winning director Michael Mayer sets the story for one of Verdi's most well known operas in Las Vegas circa 1960. Against a backdrop of neon lights and casinos, Mayer's re-envisioning of the classic Verdian tragedy features an array of characters inspired by the infamous "Rat Pack". Along with an excellent score from rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti, its stars include Piotr Beczala as the Frank Sinatra-like womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic as his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau as Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.

What: The Met: Live in HD is a series of high definition opera transmissions of The Metropolitan Opera's new season direct from Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. With strategically placed cameras in front of, around and behind The Metropolitan Opera House stage, The Met: Live in HD transmissions give Quick Center audiences a state-of-the art opera experience and better-than-front-row-seat visibility.

When: 1 p.m. (live) and 6 p.m. (encore), Saturday, February 16, 2013
(The 1 p.m. show has limited ticket availability)

Where: Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT

Tickets: $25, $20 seniors, $10 children/students. The Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).

Location: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647,

Posted on February 12, 2013

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