February 4th 2013

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rigoletto to Be Broadcast Live at the Peterborough Players
A New Production in the Met: Live in HD Opera Series

Peterborough, NH(February 4, 2013) — Rigoletto, one of Verdi’s most famous and popular operas, will be broadcast live on the Peterborough Players big screen on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 1:00 pm, as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s The Met: Live in HD 2012-13 season. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

Award-winning director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering and timeless tragedy of lust, betrayal and revenge in Las Vegas in 1960. Inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, this production stars Piotr Beczala as the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic as his tragic sidekick Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau as Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda.

Sunflowers Restaurant of Jaffrey will provide a variety of delicious savory and sweet “Opera Bites” which will be on sale in the Peterborough Players lobby both pre-show and during intermission.

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 1:00 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults $20 Students
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

Approximate running time is 3 1/2 hours. Casting is subject to change without notice.

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

Sequoya Technologies Group is the 2012-13 Opera Season Sponsor.

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Hi-resolution photos available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

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All theatre season photos by Deb Porter-Hayes, unless otherwise noted.
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