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Verdi: Rigoletto - Live recording, Rome 1963 / Bruscantini, Ravaglia, Bottion, Malaspina, Zilio, Nosotti. Franci

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  1. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Preludio - Della mia bella incognita borghese (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Questa o quella (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Voi congiursate contro noi, signore (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Quel vecchio maledivami! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Pari siamo! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Ah no, è follia (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Deh non parlare al misero (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Ah! Veglia, o donna (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Addio! Speranza ed anima (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Gualtier Maldè (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act I: Riedo! Perché? (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Ella mi fu rapita! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Parmi veder le lagrime (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Povero Rigoletto! (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Tutte le feste al tempio (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Piangi, fanciulla, e scorrer (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Compiuto pur quanto a fare mi resta (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act II: Sì, vendetta, tremenda vendetta (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act III: La donna è mobile (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act III: Un di, se ben rammentomi (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act III: È amabile in vero cotal giovinotto (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act III: Della vendetta (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Verdi — Rigoletto, Act III: Chi è mai (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Verdi — La sonnambula, Act I: Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Verdi — I masnadieri, Act I: Carlo! Io muoio (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Verdi — I masnadieri, Act III: Un ignoto, tre lune or saranno (Live) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Masnadieri
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Sesto Bruscantini (1919-2003) was one of the most refined bel canto interpreters post-WWII. His Mozart, Rossini, Pergolesi and Donizetti roles are absolutely referential; he was a pioneer of the Rossini Renaissance in the 1950's. He career began as a bass, but after some ten years he switched to baritone roles. He possessed a dark, somber timbre and commanded excellent phrasing. This 1963 broadcast of Rigoletto is previously unreleased. Rare excerpts of Bruscantini in two bass roles are included.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Sesto Bruscantini spent most of his career in lighter roles (Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti). His vocal weight makes him the more dramatic, and he interpolates more of the traditional high notes that simply make the opera more exciting. As a bonus on the Rome disc, Bruscantini sings arias and ensembles from La Sonnambula and I Masnadieri. As Gilda we have two distinct kinds of voice. Emilia Ravaglia is a light coloratura in the tradition of Lily Pons or Roberta Peters. For the role of the Duke there is no contest. Aldo Bottion sounds small-voiced from the beginning. He uses his bright voice musically. Aldo Bottion sounds small-voiced from the beginning. He uses his bright voice musically. The choruses and orchestras sing and play well. I prefer Carlo Franci's crisp, rather fast tempos from Rome to Gavazzeni.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Roma (11/1963); Roma (1951); Roma (1957).



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
  • Performers: Aldo Bottion (Tenor); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Massimiliano Malaspina (Bass); Angelo Nosotti (Bass); Emilia Ravaglia (Soprano); Elena Zilio (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Franci
  • Running Time: 76 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Adriana Guerrini (Voice); Ralph Lambert (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alfredo Simonetto
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Masnadieri :: Carlo! Io muoio
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Adriana Guerrini (Voice); Ralph Lambert (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alfredo Simonetto
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Masnadieri :: Un ignoto, tre lune or saranno
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Adriana Guerrini (Voice); Ralph Lambert (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alfredo Simonetto
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Masnadieri :: Come il bacio d'un padre amoroso
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Adriana Guerrini (Voice); Ralph Lambert (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alfredo Simonetto
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847
  • Studio/Live: Live