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Verdi: Rigoletto / Rudel, Sills, Milnes, Kraus, Dunn, Ramey

Release Date: 09/10/1996 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 66037   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beverly SillsSherrill MilnesAlfredo KrausSamuel Ramey,   ... 
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraAmbrosian Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Angel's latest album has its share of alterations, but it compensates with a strong dramatic sense, stylish vocalism and surprisingly good conducting, adding up to a totality that makes it one of the most attractive Rigoletto recordings from an all-round viewpoint... Alfredo Kraus has the aristocratic style once associated with Tito Schipa, plus considerably more voice, in his portrayal of the Duke of Mantua...
At the present stage of Beverly Sills' career, after extended excursions into perilous territory, one expects caution in a role like Gilda, and happily it suits the jester's sheltered daughter to a T. Though her vocal means are circumscribed, they are also impelled by years of knowledge and insight, and there is little Miss
Read more Sills doesn't seem to know about bending and shaping this kind of exposed, poignant music. She also knows better than to spoil the ruminative ending of the "Caro nome" scene with a high E, and her trills are the real article."
John W. Freeman, Opera News [January 19, 1980] Read less

Works on This Recording

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beverly Sills (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor),
Samuel Ramey (Bass), Mignon Dunn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 8/1978 
Language: Italian 

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