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Met Opera Rigoletto Playing Cards

Item# 10056098

Met Opera Rigoletto Playing Cards

The design for this double-deck set of standard playing cards was inspired by the Met’s 2012 production of Verdi’s opera Rigoletto, set in 1960 Las Vegas.

These decks of cards are imprinted with a stylized chevron and martini glass, and stamped with the Met Opera logo.  They’re just the thing for game nights at home!

One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Verdi’s riveting drama was first seen in 1851 at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Together with his next two works, Il Trovatore and La Traviata, it formed the basis for the composer’s lasting success. For his new production, director Michael Mayer has moved the action from 16th-century Mantua to 1960s Las Vegas: “I tried to imagine a recent world that captures the decadence of the Duke’s palace, where the participants are in pursuit of power, money, and beauty,” he says. Las Vegas in the ’60s is such a world, where a kind of prankster energy could go bad.”

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