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School Closing this weekend

In anticipation of the inclement weather, Monmouth University will be closed Saturday and Sunday, January 29th and 30th. All classes and activities are cancelled on these dates.

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Last Updated: 1/28/2022, 2:44 PM

Rigoletto

Pollak Theatre

Due to the anticipated weather forecast this event is cancelled. Ticket holders can use their existing tickets toward another upcoming MET OPERA broadcast. Please call the box office at 732.263.6889 for more information. Tony Award­–winning director Bartlett Sher creates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resetting the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber. 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 Maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Fire Shut Up in My Bones – Special Encore Presentation

Pollak Theatre

Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the second opera from the six-time Grammy Award–winning and Oscar-nominated trumpeter and composer—who is also known for scoring Spike Lee films—makes history this season as the first opera by a Black composer to be performed by the Met. Blanchard's groundbreaking masterpiece weaves together jazz, gospel, and classical styles to tell a powerful story of resilience and self-discovery. The critically acclaimed production, which also features standout choreography by Camille A. Brown, including a show-stopping step dance in Act III, stars an exceptional cast including baritone Will Liverman and sopranos Angel Blue and Latonia Moore. Don’t miss the landmark production—hailed as “a watershed moment for American opera” by The Washington Post

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Jewels

Pollak Theatre

Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers, feature the styles of the three dance schools that have contributed to making George Balanchine a legend of modern ballet.

This glamorous triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and created as an homage to the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg that made a vital impact on the revered choreographer’s career.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Maverick Modigliani

Pollak Theatre

Maverick Modigliani features the story of Amedeo Modigliani, a remarkable talent that transcended stereotypes. From his origins in Livorno, Italy to the Paris of Picasso and Brancusi that became the center of modernity, to his love for his wife and frequent subject of his portraits Jeanne Hébuterne, the film depicts the life and work of an avant-garde artist who has become a contemporary classic.  

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Ariadne auf Naxos

Pollak Theatre

Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Napoleon: In the Name of Art

Pollak Theatre

Marking the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, the documentary Napoleon: In the Name of Art explores the complex relationship between Napoleon, culture and art. Host Jeremy Irons brings audiences on a tour from Milan to Paris for a look at Napoleon's imperial iconography and architectural style and to reflect on the relationship between power and art.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Don Carlos

Pollak Theatre

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a starry cast, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass-baritones Eric Owens and John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition

Pollak Theatre

To mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to meet the Pharaoh, with exclusive coverage of how 150 of his treasures were moved to become part of the biggest international exhibition ever dedicated to him. Explore a continuous dialogue of cross-references between the ancient past when the Pharaoh was alive, the more recent times which saw the discovery of his Tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, and the present day with exhibitions and studies dedicated to Ancient Egypt. 

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage

Pollak Theatre

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others. Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)

Turandot

Pollak Theatre

Soprano Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess—live in cinemas on May 7. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring opera, which takes the stage in the company’s dazzling, ever-popular production by Franco Zeffirelli. 

$23 (adult); $21 (senior); $10 (child); $5 (MU student)