I have this. Cioni as the Duke is a bit weak as is the conducting. Sutherland is in magnificent voice but does not project the character as well as others. Mac Neil is the real star
This is my choice. Why?
Excellent singing and conducting, never too fast.
The score is COMPLETE, no cuts that I can discern.
The acoustics of the recording are slightly reverberant, but the stereo sound is excellent.
Rigoletto is the only Verdi opera I really enjoy and I've heard a bunch.
The Serafin/Callas is the classic, but for good sound and hearing ALL the music this does it for me.