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Verdi: Rigoletto / Cleva, Peters, Merrill, Tucker, Clements


Release Date: 08/16/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 791005   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mignon DunnRichard TuckerRoberta PetersRobert Merrill,   ... 
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

• Robert Merrill, Roberta Peters and Richard Tucker – three American singers whose remarkable and enduring careers are inseparable from the history of the Metropolitan Opera are reunited in this gripping performance of Rigoletto.
• With the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Fausto Cleva, the cast also includes Mignon Dunn and Bonaldo Giaiotti.
• 2 CDs taken from the February 22, 1964 broadcast.
• Robert Merrill, Roberta Peters and Richard Tucker – three American singers whose remarkable and enduring careers are inseparable from the history of the Metropolitan Opera are reunited in this gripping performance of Rigoletto.
• With the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Fausto Cleva, the cast also includes Mignon Dunn and Bonaldo Giaiotti.
• 2 CDs taken from the February 22, 1964 broadcast. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mignon Dunn (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor), Roberta Peters (Soprano),
Robert Merrill (Baritone), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Live at The Met April 15, 2012 By malcolm fellows (cullman, AL) See All My Reviews "To hear this ive Broadcast from from Feb 22/64 was like being transported back to the Met waiting for Conductor Fausto Cleva enterance into the pit and performance begin. This Cast seemed to have the popular performances of Verdi, being Aida, La Travaita, and les we foget Il Barbris de Seville with Merrill and Peters,but this recording has all of heintimacyhe Met had with its Saturday Afternoon Audince nd t her their interction is wonderfl. All principals are spendid and know who to make the New York audience cheer but depth and closness that Merrill exudes is wonderful. The orchestra here again with not the best recording means is in brilliant command under Cleva but the powwer of Merrill and the delicateness of Peters is one of two wondeful performances to re listen to again and again Rudolp Bing the Met GM knew what t was to make the opera mor theatric tan ever and the adiences loved it Enjoy worththe liste and having espects Malcom C. Fellows" Report Abuse
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