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Verdi: Rigoletto / Viotti / Arena of Verona / Nucci, Mula, Machado [DVD]

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The Duke must of necessity be a lecher" - with these words Verdi opposed the police censorship of his Rigoletto. For the then government the dissipated and unscrupulous life at court was portrayed too realistically in the opera, so that only after considerable revision was Rigoletto finally premiered in Venice in 1851. Verdi drew his scenario from Victor Hugo's tragedy Le roi s'amuse, the name Rigoletto being a variation of the French rigoleur (jester).

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Run Time: 134 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
  • Performers: Alessandra Canettieri (Mezzo Soprano); Giuseppe Riva (Baritone); Loredana Bigi (Mezzo Soprano); Giovanni Floris (Tenor); Mario Luperi (Bass); Aquiles Machado (Tenor); Sarah M'Punga (Contralto); Inva Mula (Soprano); Angelo Nardinocchi (Bass); Tino Nava (Bass); Leo Nucci (Baritone); Milena Josipovich (Mezzo Soprano); Andrea Piccinni (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Ensemble: Orchestra e Coro Dell'Arena di Verona
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851
  • Studio/Live: Live