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Verdi: Rigoletto / Levine, Chernov, Studer, Pavarotti, et al

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Following the MET's highly acclaimed "La Traviata" on DG with Cheryl Studer and Luciano Pavarotti (DGG 435 797) comes this long awaited release of "Rigoletto" featuring the same artists. James Levine conducts in Verdi's popular tragedy of the hunchbacked court jester, his beautiful daughter, and the seductive count.

Penguin Guide
Levine conducts a thrustful, exceptionally high-powered reading of Rigoletto, vividly dramatic. The sound is full and immediate...Chernov is a firm, clear, virile Rigoletto...Studer is a tenderly affecting Gilda.


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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
  • Performers: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass); Dwayne Croft (Baritone); Vladimir Chernov (Baritone); Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass); Heidi Murphy (Voice); Robert Maher (Bass); Elyssa Lindner (Mezzo Soprano); Yanni ssis (Voice); Paul Groves (Tenor); Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Jane Shaulis (Soprano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 106 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851