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.
Run Time: 116 min.
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