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Verdi: Rigoletto / Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Ferruccio Furlaneto. Vienna PO, Chailly [Blu-Ray]

Notes & Reviews:

Filmed on location in 1981 in Italian Renaissance landmarks including the Castello di San Giorgio in Mantua, the Piazza Duomo in Cremona, and the Teatro Farnese in Parma, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's authentic rendering captures all the tenderness and tragedy of Verdi's heart-breaking drama.

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker and a stellar cast featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Edita Gruberova and Ingvar Wixell.

Luciano Pavarotti sings the role of the Duke of Mantua, a part in which he is unsurpassed; Edita Gruberova, internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest coloratura sopranos of our time, sings the role of Gilda; and Ingvar Wixell, a superlative baritone, sings a captivating Rigoletto.

New York Times
Not to be missed.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 116 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, PCM Stereo
Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean



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