Detroit Film Theatre


Thursday, January 28, 2010 – Saturday, January 30, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

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Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest accomplishments (and certainly his most touching portrayal of a father-daughter relationship), Rigoletto continues to marvel audiences with its moving story and such trademark arias as La donna e’ mobile, Caro nome, and Cortigiani vil razza dannata. This production, staged at Parma’s Teatro Regio and recorded in digital high definition, is conducted by Massimo Zanetti, who was voted Best Young Conductor by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in 1998 and who continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation. Maestro Leo Nucci (possibly the greatest Italian baritone working today) sings the title role; in January 2008, as he sang his 400th performance as Rigoletto, the audience was so blown away that Maestro Nucci had to give three encores. With soprano Nino Machaidze, new tenor sensation Francesco Demuro, and the stunning, classic sets of the great designer Pierluigi Samaritani. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. (approx. 130 min. including intermission)


Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m.


Special prices apply: $20.00 general admission, $18.00 students, seniors & DIA members, DFT discount coupons & passes not accepted.