Rigoletto http://tpr.org en Verdi's 'Rigoletto' Set In Las Vegas Showtime http://tpr.org/post/verdis-rigoletto-set-las-vegas-showtime <p>Lasting works that are so much a part of our lives and the general culture have often had the most improbable origins; it is one of music's greatest ironies.</p><p>The arduous birth of Wagner’s <em>"The Ring"</em> is the stuff of legends, and decades of work, sacrifice and immense debt. Berlioz' <em>"Les Troyens"</em> was a desperate, singular throw of the dice urged on by his correspondence with Liszt's mistress and his lifelong love of Virgil. But what about Verdi’s overwhelmingly popular <em>"Rigoletto"</em>? What happened there?</p><p><strong>Ever evolving...</strong></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:31:32 +0000 Ron Moore 6407 at http://tpr.org Verdi's 'Rigoletto' Set In Las Vegas Showtime