Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Rigoletto
Airs Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 12 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s gripping tragedy Rigoletto. The cast stars soprano Nadine Sierra as the innocent Gilda, tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lascivious Duke, and baritone Roberto Frontali in the title role as the embittered jester who tries to shield his daughter from a corrupt world. Bass Štefan Kocán is the assassin Sparafucile, and mezzo-soprano Ramona Zaharia is his sister Maddalena. Nicola Luisotti conducts the performance. Rigoletto will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon CT on Saturday, February 23.