Verdi's Rigoletto

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This week's broadcast features one of the most talked-about new productions of the 2012-13 season. Verdi's Rigoletto, set in 16th century Mantua, is moved to Las Vegas during the 1960s.

Željko Lucic sings the title role and Diana Damrau is his beautiful daughter, who falls under the spell of Piotr Beczala’s womanizing Duke. Michael Mayer, best known for his work on Broadway musicals including Spring Awakening, directs this dramatic updating.

Cast:

Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Gilda: Diana Damrau
Maddalena: Oksana Volkova
Duke of Mantua: Piotr Beczala
Rigoletto: Željko Lucic
Sparafucile: Stefan Kocán