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Rigoletto

Verdi’s tragic tale of misplaced love is splendidly enacted by this magnificent cast. Luciano Pavarotti is the elegant, licentious Duke of Mantua who successfully woos the innocent Gilda (Reri Grist) while he’s disguised as a poor student. When he ruins her, her father, Rigoletto (Ingvar Wixell) decides to get revenge—and ends up losing the only thing he loves. With James Levine conducting, all the color and drama Verdi poured into his score are thrillingly realized.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Feb 10, 1973
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave
Run Time
1 HRS 55 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
James Levine
Gilda
Reri Grist
Maddalena
Joann Grillo
Duke of Mantua
Luciano Pavarotti
Rigoletto
Ingvar Wixell
Sparafucile
John Macurdy
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