New York has no shortage of options when it comes to the performing arts, but the Met is by far one of the most beloved of them all. While shows change regularly—the season features more than two dozen different operas annually, from Puccini’s Tosca to La Bohème —Rigoletto takes center stage on Oct. 23 (and on select other dates through mid-December). Director Michael Mayer puts his own spin on Verdi’s three-act work about class division, injustice and, of course, revenge; though the storyline will remain largely the same, the setting moves from 1500s Mantua to a casino in 20th-century Las Vegas. Between acts, steal away to the bar, grab a glass of bubbly and explore the opulence of the Opera House at Lincoln Center, from the Swarovski crystal chandeliers in the lobby to the famed Marc Chagall murals that hang from the ceiling of the grand tier.
In partnership with WatchTime
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.