Verdi Rigoletto

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.
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.
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.
Verdi - Rigoletto (Álvarez, Peretyatko; Pidò) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Alvarez, Peretyatko; Pido) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 2 mbps, 25 fps | Deutch, AAC 192 kbps, 2 ch | 02:04:49 | 2.3 GB
Classical, Opera | Wiener Staatsoper | HDTV->MP4

A spectacular international cast, including Carlos Álvarez in the title role, Olga Peretyatko as Gilda, and Ain Anger as Sparafucile, performs Verdi’s tragic Rigoletto. Recorded live at Wiener Staatsoper, January 28, 2016.
Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto (Maestri, Kurazk, Albelo; Pidò) 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto (Maestri, Kurazk, Albelo; Pido) 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 1.1 mbps, 25 fps | Itlaian, AAC 128-384 kbps, 2 ch | 02:13:19 | 1.1 GB
Classical, Opera | Wiener Staatsoper | WEB->MP4

Recorded live at Wiener Staatsoper, September 04, 2015.
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Ileana Cotrubas - Verdi: Rigoletto (2004/1977)

Verdi - Rigoletto (James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Ileana Cotrubas) (2004/1977)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.86 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This 1977 production was highly enthusiastically received. Speight Jenkins, the noted critic and opera impresario, wrote of Cornell MacNeil's Rigoletto in the New York Post that "few have ever sung a more moving denunciation of the courtiers or a better Vengeance Duet with Gilda. His was a great Verdian interpretation… Dramatically (Domingo) and Miss Cotrubas did not make a false move, and the same camn be said for Justino Diaz' ominous, well-sung Sparafucile, Isola Jones, the Maddalena…while John Cheek made a stirring Monterone. conducted with the command of Verdi that has so often been his trademark. His adherence to the composer's markings, his rhythm and his opneing of the traditional small cuts in the opera all made for a superb musical performance.

Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi) (2012) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 17, 2014
Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16468 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 128 min | 20,5 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2672 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 128 min | 6,91 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais

This Rigoletto, filmed live at the Zurich Opera House in 2006, has three strong leads to recommend it. In the title role, Leo Nucci fully represents all of Rigoletto’s character traits and range of emotions—the hunchback’s lancing wit, fearfulness, and self-loathing when we first meet him and later, his obsessive need for revenge. Both Rigoletto’s sense of righteous triumph when he believes he’s got the Duke dead in the bag and his inconsolable grief at the drama’s end are palpable.
Viva Verdi - Rigoletto, La Traviata, Le Trouvere (Solti, Pretre, Mehta) [2000]

Viva Verdi - Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (Solti, Pretre, Mehta) [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 6cd, 1.58 GB
Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog Number: 74321 799622

Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said…
Verdi - Rigoletto (Marcello Viotti, Leo Nucci, Inva Mula) [2002]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Marcello Viotti, Leo Nucci, Inva Mula) [2002]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.92 Gb DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | 134 min | +3% Recovery

This is a superb performance of Rigoletto made at the Arena di Verona. TDK has issued some excellent opera DVDs recently, featuring Eurpean performances, where opera is taken seriously. The digital video and the DTS sound option make the performance very realistic on a big screen TV. Although this is an outdoor performance, on the screen it comes across very well, and there is no sonic compromise, either…
By John G. Gleeson Sr.
Verdi - Rigoletto (Fabio Luisi, Zeljko Lucic, Juan Diego Florez, Diana Damrau) [2010]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Fabio Luisi, Željko Lučić, Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau) [2010]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.21 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | 137 min | +3% Recovery

Opera never has shown its contrasts more than in this Rigoletto from the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden. The production is full of harsh conflicts, which Verdi himself implies by filling this tragedy with so much cheery music. All of the performances here are outstanding. Željko Lučić vanquishes the title role with his powerful voice and emotive acting, which makes him riveting if slightly painful to watch as he is emotionally destroyed.::
–Rob McGinness, ClassicsToday.com