Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Rigoletto

Need a quick primer on this week's opera?  Listen to our light-hearted overview of Giuseppe Verdi's towering tragedy Rigoletto, which opens a brand new Metropolitan Opera broadcast season Saturday at noon.

In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Verdi’s searing 1851 tragedy Rigoletto, the story of Gilda, the beautiful young girl sacrificed on the altar of her father’s malevolence.  You can hear the Met Opera production of Rigoletto Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.


St. John Flynn

St. John Flynn

Arts & Culture Director

Born and raised in Coventry, England, St. John received his B.A. (with honors) in French from the University of Liverpool.He lived and worked in France for two years before coming to the U.S. in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He worked as...

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