Stage Direction by Gilbert Deflo and Set and costume design by William Orlandi
Leo Nucci (Rigoletto), Elena Mosuc (Gilda), Piotr Beczala (Il Duca di Mantova), László Polgár (Sparafucile), Katharina Peetz (Maddalena), Kismara Pessatti (Giovanna), Rolf Haunstein (Monterone), Valery Murga (Marullo), Boguslaw Bidzinski (Borsa), Morgan Moody (Il Conte di Ceprano)
Recording Date: 2006
Place of recording: Live recording from the Zurich Opera House
Running Time: 128 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, SP
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“First we must salute the 64-year old Leo Nucci's Rigoletto. Visually, the pathetic figure with the haunted, apprehensive expression will prove memorable, as well those notes and phrases which still proclaim him one of the most richly endowed baritones of our time.”
“Nucci's characterization of Rigoletto is justly famous...Beczala's Duke is splendidly ardent and self-centred...The stage director rightly chooses an authentic period...Excellent, vivid conducting from Nello Santi, but it is Rigoletto's haunted, staring eyes one remembers most”
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