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Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Rigoletto

Download and listen to our quick overview of Giuseppe Verdi's towering tragedy Rigoletto, which is this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing on our station Saturday at noon.


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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 Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rigoletto Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at