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Verdi's Rigoletto

From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Riccardo Frizza conducts a young cast in Otto Schenk's production of Verdi's Rigoletto, a work that incorporates his most memorable melodies, and which shows his individuality as an operatic composer.

The dark story focuses on the exploits of the womanising Duke of Mantua and his hump-backed court jester Rigoletto. When Rigoletto's daughter Gilda is abducted, he plots revenge, but a curse placed on him means that the result can only lead to tragedy.

Duke of Mantua ...... Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor)
Rigoletto ...... Zelijko Lucic (baritone)
Gilda ...... Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano)
Sparafucile ...... Mikhail Petrenko (bass)
Maddalena ...... Victoria Vizin (mezzo-soprano)
Giovanna ...... Kathryn Day (soprano)
Count Monterone ...... Keith Miller (bass)
Borsa ...... Mark Schowalter (tenor)
Count Ceprano ...... James Courtney (bass)
Countess Ceprano ...... Grazia Doronzio (soprano)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Riccardo Frizza (conductor).

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3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 31 Jan 2009 18:00