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Season 38, Episode 11 Rigoletto From Mantua

First Aired: July 15, 2011

A production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" that was filmed in Mantua, Italy, at the times and locations referenced in the libretto. Placido Domingo stars as court jester Rigoletto, whose public ridicule of a nobleman brings with it a high price.The cast also includes Julia Novikova as his innocent daughter, Gilda; Vittorio Grigolo as the Duke; and Ruggero Raimondi as the assassin Sparafucile.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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