Verdi: Rigoletto (Complete opera recorded in 1981)

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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Rigoletto (Complete opera recorded in 1981)
Metropolitan Opera / Louis Quilico, Christiane Eda-Pierre, Luciano Pavarotti, Isola Jones / James Levine (cond)

[ Decca Music Group DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 5 November 2014

Decca is proud to present this unique recording of Rigoletto. The only Rigoletto stage production on film featuring Luciano Pavarotti, this performance of one of Verdi's best-loved operas was discovered in the Metropolitan Opera Archives and is available here for the first time. Recorded in 1981, it presents Pavarotti at the peak of his career, supported by an outstanding cast that includes Louis Quilico in the title role, Christine Eda-Pierre as Gilda, Ara Berberian as Sparafucile, and Isola Jones as Maddalena, with Met Music Director James Levine on the podium.

Production..............John Dexter

Stage Director..........David Sell

Designer................Tanya Moiseiwitsch

Lighting designer.......Gil Wechsler

Choreographer...........Norbert Vesak

TV Director.............Brian Large

"Musically there's much to admire...The vocalism is strong and occasionally outstanding." Gramophone