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A Heartbreaking Rigoletto

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Verdi’s Triumph On Screen By Judy Gelman Myers In 1832, French authorities shut down Victor Hugo’s play Le Roi S’amuse—a portrait of absolute power gone dissolutely amok, set in the court of Francis I—the day after it opened. Composer Giuseppe Verdi, however, was so taken with the work that he used it as the basis [&hellip
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