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Rigoletto (Mar. 7, 1992)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave

Santi; Swenson, White, Leech, Nucci, Rootering

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 57 min.

Rigoletto’s one joy in life is his loving, beautiful daughter, Gilda. She is the only thing he cares for and the single bright spot in his tortured existence. So when Rigoletto’s boss, the handsome, charming, lascivious Duke of Mantua, defiles her, Rigoletto wants revenge. Leo Nucci is the tragic hunchbacked court jester, Ruth Ann Swenson the enchanting Gilda, and Richard Leech is the charismatic but licentious Duke.