Questa o Quella, Rigoletto or Doubt

Verdi‘s Rigoletto is getting a snazzy updated production at the Met Opera soon (just look at this moody, mysterious TV spot), and tonight the director Michael Mayer and set designer Christine Jones will discuss their process at the Guggenheim’s Works & Process series, with the singers performing excerpts too.

In past installments, these Works & Process events have been live-streamed on their UStream, so I suspect that may happen tonight too?  But I’m not seeing any explicit mention of it…   Well, tune in here at 7:30 tonight just to be sure!

If that doesn’t work out, my consolation gift is the full video of last season’s Works & Process event on Douglas J. Cuomo‘s Doubt, with libretto by original playwright John Patrick Shanley, set to premiere at Minnesota Opera at the end of the month.  The New York Times just had a feature article on it too, mainly from Shanley‘s perspective, so interesting supplementary reading.


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