About the film
opera opera live performance
Release Date: November 07, 1977
|Production Companies||:||Deutsche Grammophon, The Metropolitan Opera|
|Director||:||John Dexter, Kirk Browning|
|Writers||:||Victor Hugo, Francesco Maria Piave|
A Victor Hugo play, haunting and scandalous, provided the inspiration for Verdi’s mid-career masterpiece. A vengeful but misguided court jester strives to save his daughter from a duke’s licentious clutches, but can't part with the feeling that a curse looms over all of his actions. In Rigoletto, the composer introduces several of his most iconic arias and duets—as well as an 11th-hour quartet that counts among the finest moments in opera.