ROCKLAND — A Metropolitan Opera Live in HD simulcast of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” will be presented at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Saturday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. An encore presentation will take place Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m.

Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas Jan. 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium.

Rosa Feola as Gilda and Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera

This simulcast is part of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-2022 season of Live in HD broadcasts from New York City’s Lincoln Center to movie theaters across the globe.

The Strand Theatre’s COVID-19 safety policies require patrons to show proof of vaccination or negative results from a lab test taken within 48 hours of show time, and a photo ID at the door; patrons and staff must also wear masks. Auditorium capacity for Met Opera performances is set at 30%, or 100 seats per show; tickets are for reserved seats with a buffer of empty seats around each group. Please refer to the Strand Theatre website or call (207) 594-0070 for more information.

The estimated run time is 3 hrs., 10 min., including two intermissions. Tickets: $27/Adults; $25/Strand Members; $15/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID. Encore tickets: $23/Adults; $15/Strand Members; $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID. All tickets are for reserved seats and are available at rocklandstrand.com; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the box office when the theater is open for shows, and one hour before each opera show time.

Varduhi Abrahamyan as Maddalena, Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, Andrea Mastroni as Sparafucile, Quinn Kelsey as Rigoletto, and Rosa Feola as Gilda in Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Photo by Ken Howard / Met Opera