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Verdi: Rigoletto / Opie, Matthews, O'Neil, Parkin [DVD]

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

One of Opera Australia's best-loved productions, Elijah Moshinsky's retelling of Rigoletto draws Verdi's dark melodrama into a modern day mafioso underworld, inspired by Federico Fellini's all-time classic La Dolce Vita. Heading a glittering international cast is baritone Alan Opie in a commanding performance as the tortured jester, with Emma Matthews taking on the role of Gilda and Paul O'Neil as the lustful Duke. Conductor Giovanni Reggioli masterfully captures the luscious yet fragile tones of Verdi's much-loved score, with its feast of sublime singing. A classic opera for purists and firsttimers alike.

One of Opera Australia's best-loved productions, Elijah Moshinsky's retelling of Rigoletto draws Verdi's dark melodrama into a modern day mafioso underworld, inspired by Federico Fellini's all-time classic La Dolce Vita. A classic opera for purists and first-timers alike.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 131 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
  • Performers: David Parkin (Bass); Alan Opie (Baritone); Paul O'Neill (Tenor); Emma Matthews (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giovanni Reggioli
  • Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851