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Verdi: Rigoletto / Demuro, Nucci, Machaidze, Zanetti

Verdi / Demuro / Nucci / Machaidze
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 723208  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alessandro BianchiniEzio Maria TisiMauro BuffoliRoberto Tagliavini,   ... 
Conductor:  Massimo Zanetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio OrchestraParma Teatro Regio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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For Verdi, Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse was “arguably the greatest drama of the present day”. However many of his contemporaries were appalled by this tale of corpses, jesters, cripples and a king addicted to venal love. This no doubt explains why Rigoletto was Verdi’s second great success and laid the foundation for his emergence as Italy’s leading opera composer.

Giuseppe Verdi

Il duca di Mantova – Francesco Demuro
Rigoletto – Leo Nucci
Gilda – Nino Machaidze
Sparafucile – Marco Spotti
Maddalenna – Stefanie Irányi
Giovanna – Katarina Nikolic
Il conte
Read more di Monterone – Roberto Tagliavini
Marullo – Orazio Mori
Matteo Borsa – Mauro Buffoli
Il conte di Ceprano – Ezio Maria Tisi
La contessa di Ceprano – Scilla Cristiano
Un usciere di corte – Alessandro Bianchini
Un paggio della duchessa – Scilla Cristiano

Parma Teatro Regio Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Martino Faggiani)
Massimo Zanetti, conductor

Stefano Vizioli, stage director
Alessandro Ciammarughi, set and costume designer (after Pierluigi Samaritani)
Franco Marri, lighting designer

Recorded live at the Teatro Regio di Parma, 16, 20, and 22 October 2008

- Introduction to Rigoletto

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Running time: 131 mins (opera) + 10 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alessandro Bianchini (Bass), Ezio Maria Tisi (Bass), Mauro Buffoli (Tenor),
Roberto Tagliavini (Bass), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Stefanie Irányi (Mezzo Soprano),
Nino Machaidze (Soprano), Marco Spotti (Bass), Katarina Nikolic (Mezzo Soprano),
Francesco Demuro (Tenor), Orazio Mori (Bass)
Conductor:  Massimo Zanetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra,  Parma Teatro Regio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/2008 
Venue:  Teatro Regio di Parma 

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