The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series presents Verdi’s Rigoletto at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Submitted photo

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series presents Verdi’s Rigoletto at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his acclaimed Opera Lecture Series at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, in the LHE/PAC seminar room. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on the timeless tragedy 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 11 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. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Live in HD tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $10 for students. Order online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-544-9066. In order to keep our doors open, facemasks are required inside the building during all events. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley St., Fryeburg.


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