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Rigoletto

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The beautiful and innocent Gilda (Ekaterina Siurina) has fallen in love with the licentious Duke of Mantua (Joseph Calleja), believing him to be a poor student. Her father Rigoletto, the duke’s hunchbacked jester, has dedicated his life to keeping her from harm, and especially from his master. When Gilda is abducted and brought to the duke’s palace, Rigoletto turns to the assassin Sparafucile (Robert Lloyd) to get his revenge—but his plan goes horribly wrong, leading to Gilda’s death.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 16, 2006

Composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist

Francesco Maria Piave. based on the play Le Roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo

Run Time

1 HRS 56 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Cast & Creative

Conductor
Friedrich Haider
Gilda
Ekaterina Siurina
Maddalena
Nancy Fabiola Herrera
Duke of Mantua
Joseph Calleja
Rigoletto
Carlos Alvarez
Sparafucile
Robert Lloyd