We Visit The Metropolitan Opera What has music, neon signs, classic cars, and Vegas gangsters in a dramatic story of love and death? Believe it or not, it's the Metropolitan Opera's production of Rigoletto, which we recently checked out in New York. Not only did we see the show, but we went backstage to see how they make the show happen.
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We Visit The Metropolitan Opera

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The Metropolitan Opera's Rigoletto moves the setting from the sixteenth century to 1960 Las Vegas. Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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The Metropolitan Opera's Rigoletto moves the setting from the sixteenth century to 1960 Las Vegas.

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What has music, neon signs, classic cars, and Vegas gangsters in a dramatic story of love and death? Believe it or not, it's the Metropolitan Opera's production of Rigoletto, which we recently checked out in New York. Not only did we see the show, but we went backstage to see how they make the show happen.

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