My local showing was sold out so I haven't seen the Rigoletto. I would offer the thought, though, that "what Verdi wanted" isn't really an applicable standard to apply to any production. I am pretty sure he would be horrified by ANY production of the last century or thereabouts, even those we regard as "traditional." He would not recognize the assumptions about instruments, conducting, voices, scenic design, venue, language, acting that we regard as normal now.

That doesn't mean that there can't be productions that are just bad on their own terms, of course, or that are an unacceptable mismatch to the text.