This is a review about the recent Met production broadcast live in 2013 which is reflected in this blu-ray release... I dislike most modern productions and thought this would be hammy and not true to the original concept. How wrong I was. Despite, or because of the updating to Las Vegas during the "rat-pack" years, the claustrophobia and horror of the story comes through even more forcibly than usual, well acted and beautifully sung by the amazing Damrau as Gilda and Lucic who makes Rigoletto totaly believable. Beczala as the Duke is up there too but perhaps not in quite such splendid voice as the others. Very good nevertheless. It's conducted with some flair by Mariotti and can be thoroughly recommended.