Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
One of opera’s most vivid and compelling characters, a vengeful court jester, desperately tries to protect his daughter from disaster in this heart-wrenching tragedy. The first of two world-class casts led by Music Director Nicola Luisotti stars Željko Lučić, “whose vocal artistry is exceptional” (The New York Times); Aleksandra Kurzak, “a superstar in the making” (The Guardian, London); and, as the lecherous Duke, Francesco Demuro, “whose open, bright, superbly focused tone was reminiscent of Pavarotti” (Opera News).
Aleksandra Kurzak “was nothing short of remarkable.” –San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Opera Cinema Series
The San Francisco Opera has taken the year off from offering new cinema operas so we are proud that they are letting us bring you the best of the best performance from the last six years. These five operas were digitally recorded with multiple cinemas and will be played back in high-definition Blu-Ray and stereo sound.
At intermission, enjoy a glass of wine in the lobby or watch behind-the-scenes interviews onscreen.