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.