Enjoy the opera house atmosphere and the stories full of legends whilst sitting comfortably in a soft cinema seat. For all culture lovers, Kino Citadele offers live opera broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, allowing viewers not only to enjoy high-end productions but also to gain an exclusive, first-row viewing experience.
Richard Eyre’s spirited production of Mozart’s masterful comedy stars bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the clever servant, opposite soprano Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna. Rounding out the principal cast, baritone Peter Mattei is the philandering Count, with soprano Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.
Director Michael Mayer reimagines Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960—an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, tenor Piotr Beczała is the womanizing Duke, with baritone Željko Lucic as his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto. Soprano Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s daughter—and their victim.