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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Željko Lučić sings the pinnacle role of the Italian baritone repertory in Michael Mayer’s electrifying production set in 1960 in a Las Vegas casino.
Tenor Piotr Beczala as the licentious Duke. Nadine Sierra is Gilda, Rigoletto’s innocent daughter pursued by the callous Duke.
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Rigoletto: Željko Lučić Gilda: Nadine Sierra Duke of Mantua: Piotr Beczala Maddalena: Nancy Fabiola HerreraSparafucile: Dimitry Ivashchenko
Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.Approximate running time 3 hrs. 6 min