Verdi Rigoletto Pavarotti

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 117:53 minutes | 2,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For sheer vocal splendor you can't go wrong with the 1971 Decca recording featuring the virile baritone Sherrill Milnes as Rigoletto, Luciano Pavarotti in radiant voice as a stylish but slightly scene-stealing Duke, and Joan Sutherland as a Gilda who is a little too vocally resplendent to come across as innocent, but is certainly a treat to hear.
James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti - Verdi: Rigoletto [2014/1981]

Verdi - Rigoletto (James Levine, Luciano Pavarotti) [2014/1981]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.38 Gb (DVD9) | 126 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais

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.
Verdi - Rigoletto (Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti) (2006/1982) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti) (2006/1982) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (4:3) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 117 min | 6,35GB
Audio: Italian /DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This extraordinarily powerful 1983 production may be the best-sung performance by Luciano Pavarotti on DVD, but when acting values are counted in, Ingvar Wixell manages to outshine the tenor star. Verdi gave the Duke two of Italian opera's most brilliant arias ("Questa o quella" and "La donna e mobile"), but he gave the deformed jester Rigoletto a depth and complexity of character that is reflected in music of great variety and enormous emotional impact: the cruel mockery of the opening scene, the self-doubts inspired by his dialogue with Sparafucile, the paternal anxieties and final despair at his daughter's sad fate, and the burning, self-destructive thirst for revenge.
Legendary Performances of Scotto: Verdi - Rigoletto (Carlo Maria Giulini, R.Scotto, L.Pavarotti)

Legendary Performances of Scotto: Verdi - Rigoletto (Carlo Maria Giulini, R.Scotto, L.Pavarotti) [2007/1966]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 473 MB
Classical | Bravissimo | BRV 9910 | CD1:61'09; CD2:66'44

All of these are live recordings so the sound is quite variable. The standard square box contains separate soft plastic sleeves in which the cds are inserted. The advantage is that the cds are well protected (minor risk for scrapes compared to cardboard), but there is no information printed on the sleeve since it is made of plastic. There is some basic information printed on each cd (name, composer, cd #, the act/s and the date of the recording). There is also a small 24pg booklet that introduces the box including some photos as well as content description for each disc (opera, singers, time and location as well as a list of the separate tracks). I have been collecting these boxes for a while and always find it worthwhile as there are gems nicely interspersed in these collections. By Moonfish
Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi, Leo Nucci, Elena Moșuc, Piotr Beczala) [2006]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi, Leo Nucci, Elena Mosuc, Piotr Beczala) [2006]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.16 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 128 min

For many opera fans the favourite Rigoletto on dvd remains the 1983 film version starring the young Pavarotti as the dashing Duke, his irrepressible singing and high spirits contrasting sharply with the gut wrenching wretchedness of the jester played by Wixell almost to perfection,and of course the inimitable Gruberova as Gilda the jester's daughter.(For me this together with the Domingo/Migenes 'Carmen', and the Domingo/Stratas 'La Traviata' represents the best of opera films). Now comes the 2006 production of Rigoletto, staged by the Zurich Opera House with Chorus and Orchestra wonderfully conducted by Santi, recorded in High-Definition and transfered to an Arthaus Blu Ray disc of breathtaking quality. I'm not exaggerating. Even by today's Hi-Def standards, the picture quality here is simply stunning: inky blackness, realistic night time scenes accurately rendered with proper light and shadow effects, atmospheric blue lighting, and the sets and costumes show up in vivid pop-up colours with razor sharp contrasts… By Chhan Thuan Kiat
Verdi: Rigoletto (Bruson, Gruberova, Shicoff, Fassbaender, Sinopoli) - 1984

Verdi: Rigoletto (Bruson, Gruberova, Shicoff, Fassbaender, Sinopoli) - 1984
Classical | 2 CDs | MP3 192 kbps| NO BOOKS NO COVER | 186 MB
Decca B0015S3RDI | Release Date: 2002

This is a great recording of Rigoletto. Bruson is the best Rigoletto recorded, his voice is perfect for the role. He is much more believable than Milnes and I love his rich deep baritone. Gruberova is perhaps the best Gilda ever!
Verdi - Rigoletto / Chernov · Studer · Pavarotti · Scandiuzzi · D. Graves · D. Croft · MET · Levine

Verdi - Rigoletto / Chernov · Studer · Pavarotti · Scandiuzzi · D. Graves · D. Croft · MET · Levine
MP3, 192 kbit/s, Stereo | Deutsche Grammophon | ASIN: B00000DBUY | 160 MB

Verdi - Rigoletto / Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes  Music

Posted by Floria_Tosca at Jan. 22, 2008
Verdi - Rigoletto / Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes

Verdi - Rigoletto / Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes
WMA, 600~900 kbit/s, Stereo | Decca | ASIN: B0000041Q2 | 498 MB

Carlo Maria Giulini - Verdi: Rigoletto (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 1, 2016
Carlo Maria Giulini - Verdi: Rigoletto (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]

Carlo Maria Giulini - Verdi: Rigoletto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 119:30 min | 2.00 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2016

The Giulini set on DG, with Cappuccilli, Cotrubas and Domingo is exceptional: searching, humane, powerfully registered… It can also be said that neither Bonynge nor Sinopoli search out the score's prevailingly dark sonorities as surely as Giulini (in his insistence on the score's dark colours and his interest in its portrayal of primary human affections.
Maria Callas - Verdi: Rigoletto (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Rigoletto (1956) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 118:04 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Callas only sang Gilda in Rigoletto in one run of performances, in Mexico City in 1952, and she recorded the role three years later. She moves beyond the girlish tone and sparkling coloratura of the character's first scenes to create a figure of tragic stature as events unfold. 'Once heard, this rendering is never likely to be forgotten,' was Gramophone's judgement on her interpretation, and the same could apply to Tito Gobbi's, embodying every aspect of the accursed court jester.