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This is MET's new production of Rigoletto. Familiar tune (great voices, no comments on that), unusual image, right? According to the director, he wanted to make it modern and more American so he placed the action in... Las Vegas, the Duke looks like Sinatra or Elvis Presley, you choose (this was the intention when he was dressed in a white tux and asked to sing into a wired mic) and owns a casino where the act I opens. This is part of attracting more people to the opera by showing them what they're familiar with, far away from the original idea. 
But if you're curious how the rest of the opera looks like, the live in HD broadcast is on February 16. Or visit MET's website to see many videos from the final dress rehearsal, including Damrau's Caro nome.


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