$25 - 'Rigoletto'
LOWEST PRICE: $25
Rush Tickets are offered daily online on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available on a first-come, first-served basis for all performances, excepting the New Year's Eve gala. Rush Tickets are no longer available at the Box Office or over the phone.Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days. Some exclusions apply.Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2 pm.
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WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE:
$34.75 Goldstar - A free membership program that gives access to deals on shows, which sometimes includes free tickets. For this ticket: $30, added fees: $4.75
$37.50 The Met Opera Students Program - available to full-time undergraduate/graduate students. Once enrolled in the program, you’ll be able to purchase tickets online, as well as by phone and at the Box Office. To purchase tickets by phone by calling 212-362-6000, you must first register with the program. Performance offerings change frequently and purchases are subject to ticket availability. Limit of 4 tickets per performance. Valid student ID. For this ticket $35, with added fees: $2.50.
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$37.50 Todaytix - A free app that gives you access to theater tickets within a week. For this ticket: $30, added fees: $7.50 surcharge. Tickets vary by date
$60 Fridays Under 40 - During the 2018–19 season, all Friday performances will be available for audiences aged 40 and under at special discounted prices. Select Fridays Under 40 performances will also be accompanied by a pre- or post- performance party, featuring complimentary refreshments, special guests, and more. ONLY AVAILBLE FOR MARCH 1ST DATE! April 26th comes with a pre-performance party and so the lowest price is $80.
$75 Groupon - A free website that gives you opportunities to buy discounted goods, including theater.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
In and around Mantua, in the 16th century, Rigoletto, jester to the Duke of Mantua, a depraved seducer, is secretly protecting his daughter Gilda from dangers and from others’ looks. And so Count Monterone’s curse on him terrifies Rigoletto, whose court-jester costume hides a loving and protective father. Seduced by the Duke of Mantua and then carried off by courtiers who take her to their master’s bedroom, Gilda burns with passion for her fickle lover, her first love. Rigoletto feels dishonoured and undertakes revenge against the Duke, who runs off to get his fill of other women once Gilda has been seduced. The jester hires the assassin Sparafucile to kill the Duke in the middle of the night. But Gilda, smitten to the end by the man who conquered her, slips secretly into his place just as the assassin strikes, and falls under his shots. The shattered Rigoletto finds the body of his daughter: it is the final part of Monterone’s curse.
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
In a remarkable career spanning six decades in the theater, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire. His role in Italy’s cultural and political development has made him an icon in his native country. Francesco Maria Piave (1810–1876), Verdi’s librettist for Rigoletto, collaborated with him on ten works, including Ernani, La Traviata, La Forza del Destino, and the original versions of Macbeth and Simon Boccanegra.
WHEN IT IS:
Starts: February 12th 2019
Ends: May 10th 2019
February 12th 7:30 PM
February 16th 8PM
February 19th 7:30 PM
February 23rd 1PM
March 1st 8PM
March 6th 7:30PM
March 9th 8PM
March 15th 8PM
March 20th 8PM
April 26th 8PM
May 1 7:30PM
May 4th 11AM
May 10th 7:30PM
HOW LONG IS IT
Approximately 3 hours and 11 minutes
WHERE IT IS:
More information https://www.metopera.org/season/2018-19-season/rigoletto/