Live From Lincoln Center
The New York City Opera performs "Rigoletto," Verdi's 1851 masterpiece about a libertine duke (tenor Richard Leech) who seduces the innocent Gilda (soprano Faith Esham), inciting her father (baritone Brent Ellis) to revenge. Maddalena: Susanne Marsee. Sparafucile: Mark S. Doss. Monterone: Ralph Bassett. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)