April 22, 2017
From the same author that brought you Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, comes Verdi’s Rigoletto, a musical stage production based on Victor Hugo’s The King Amuses Himself. One of Verdi’s masterpieces, the tragedy revolves around the lascivious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. In the story a curse is placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse later comes to fruition when Gilda falls in love with the Duke and is mistakenly killed by an assassin hired by her own father.
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