Duke of Mantua:
My local cinema brought me Rigoletto from the ROH in London. They are attempting a realistic Rigoletto. The duke's court is an actual orgy with nudity and obvious sexual brutality. No wonder Rigoletto wants to keep his daughter away from them. Usually the duke makes it with everyone but the rest of the court are relatively well behaved. The story makes a lot more sense this way.
Michael was his usual fantastic self, but vocally I didn't get excited about the other singers. If you want to understand this opera, this is the one.