[ Decca 2 CDs plus Blu-ray audio / 3 CD/Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Friday 27 September 2019
"May I say straight away that quite apart from the splendid contributions of Sutherland and Milnes, Pavarotti's Duke has a special flair with free and characterful vocalising which is one of the great strengths of the set…On his very first entry in the opening scene, even before 'Questa o quella', there is a hint of a chuckle in Pavarotti's voice that is something of a Gigli quality. Here is an unmistakable rogue but an unmistakable charmer, too. At once the character is believable, which indeed says much in this opera." Gramophone
Deluxe hard-back editions with original covers.
Each edition includes libretto, and synopsis both with English, German and French translations, original essay, and rare images.
Presented on 2CDs + High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc containing the complete opera in 24-Bit audio.
Remastered in ultra-high quality 96kHz/24-bit audio at Abbey Road Studios in 2014 under the supervision of long-term Decca balance engineer Philip Siney.
"[Pavarotti] is an intensely characterful Duke: an unmistakable rogue but a charmer, too...[Sutherland] is glowingly beautiful as well as supremely assured technically. Milnes makes a strong Rigoletto, vocally masterful rather than strongly characterised." Penguin Guide