Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Approximate running time 3 hrs 6 mins
George Gagnidze and Željko Lučić share the pinnacle role of the Italian baritone repertory in Michael Mayer’s electrifying production set in 1960 in a Las Vegas casino. Tenors Piotr Beczala and Stephen Costello alternate as the licentious Duke. Back from her triumphant Met debut in I Puritani, soprano Olga Peretyatko is Gilda, Rigoletto’s innocent daughter pursued by the callous Duke. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Verdi’s timeless tragedy.
Sung in: Italian
Nancy Fabiola Herrera
Duke of Mantua
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