In this production signed Michael Mayers, Verdi’s timeless tragedy takes place in a neon-bedecked Las Vegas in 1960. Star soprano Nadine Sierra sings the role of Gilda, Roberto Frontali & George Gagnidze share the title role and Vittorio Grigolo & Bryan Hymel share the role of the lascivious Duke of Mantua
What is Rigoletto about? The opera opens with a party at the court of the Duke of Mantua. When Rigoletto makes a joke on the expense of Count Monterone whose daughter has been seduced, the count calls a curse upon him. Rigoletto has tried to shield his daughter Gilda from the outside world but soon learns that she has met, and fallen in love, with the Duke. When the Duke's henchmen comes to kidnap Gilda from her home, Rigoletto is devastated. Rigoletto soon learns who kidnapped his daughter and becomes obsessed with vengance, so he decides to hire a hitman to kill the Duke. The hitman's sister feels sorry for the Duke and ask that his life is spared. The hitman agrees but only if anyone arrives to die instead. Gilda who has overheard the conversation arives instead of the Duke and is killed.
Rigoletto has tree acts and is sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German, Italian, and Spanish
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