Verdi: Rigoletto

Opus Arte: OA0830D

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Verdi: Rigoletto

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OA0830D

Discs:

1

Barcode:

0809478000143

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Verdi: Rigoletto


Paolo Gavanelli (Rigoletto), Marcelo Alvarez (Il Duca), Christine Schäfer (Gilda), Eric Halfvarson (Sparafucile), Graciela Araya (Maddalena), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Monterone), Quentin Hayes (Marullo), Peter Auty (Borsa)

Orchestra & Chorus of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Edward Downes, directed by David McVicar

DVD Video

$36.50

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Contains nudity.

Specials:

•VERDI THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – BBC centenary documentary

•Director David McVicar talks about his production of Rigoletto

•Illustrated synopsis

•24 page illustrated booklet with biographies in English, French and German

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9

LENGTH: 169 MINS

SOUND: DOLBY SURROUND/ DOLBY STEREO

SUBTITLES: EN

Diapason

“David McVicar, who has as much nerve as he has talent, takes this sordid tragedy and offers us the pleasure of rediscovering the great powers of opera”

Gramophone Magazine

“McVicar's engrossing and perceptive production of Rigoletto at Covent Garden caused something of a stir because of the frank licentiousness of the opening scene, including sex of all varieties. It is a bold and sensational beginning...At its centre is the arresting portrayal of Rigoletto from Paolo Gavanelli...Christine Schäfer's Gilda...is particularly moving in the final act”

International Record Review

“A remarkable Rigoletto...a DVD that has to be in your collection”

Penguin Guide

2010 edition

**/***

“The casting is first rate, with Gavanelli well matched by the girlish Gilda of Christine Schafer (not previously known as a coloratura but admirably flexible) and the menacingly seductive Duke of Marcelo Alvarez. Edward Downes as ever is a masterly Verdi interpreter”

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