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Rigoletto

Verdi’s story about the hunchbacked father (Rigoletto) who desperately wants to protect his innocent daughter (Gilda) from the licentious Duke of Mantua has seldom been brought to life so electrifyingly as with this cast. The incandescent Anna Netrebko conveys every nuance of Gilda’s emotions as she falls in love, is betrayed, and finally gives her own life, to save her faithless lover. Rolando Villazón embodies all of the Duke’s dangerous charm and Carlo Guelfi is heartbreaking as the tortured title character.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Dec 17, 2005
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave
Run Time
2 HRS 04 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Asher Fisch
Gilda
Anna Netrebko
Maddalena
Nancy Fabiola Herrera
Duke of Mantua
Rolando Villazón
Rigoletto
Carlo Guelfi
Sparafucile
Eric Halfvarson
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