A classic Rigoletto this week on The Lyric Stage
Three singers in the early prime of their careers star in Rigoletto highlights this Sunday (6/12) at 8 pm.
Rigoletto is a story of revenge and tragic irony. A father seeks to pay back his daughter's seducer only to have his daughter be his victim, not the seducer. Based on a play by Victor Hugo, Rigoletto is one of Verdi's best and most popular operas, and this week, we have highlights of the music from a 1960 studio recording with Ettore Bastianini as Rigoletto, Renata Scotto as Gilda, and Alfredo Krauss as the Duke of Mantua. All three singers were in the early prime of their careers, and of the many fine recordings of Rigoletto, this is one of the best. Gianandrea Gavazzenni conducts the Orchestra and chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Highlights from Verdi's Rigoletto.