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"Piotr Beczala was a perfect duke, singing with style and the smiling assurance of a guy who knows he looks good in a dinner jacket." (Bloomberg.com)
"Piotr Beczala as the Duke was a breezy, sleazy leader of the Rat Pack, a Frank Sinatra-type lurching from bender to hookup. His arias were winning and convincing."(Washington Times)
[Piotr Beczala is] one of today's most exciting young singers...Tall, trim and handsome, with a Hollywood smile, he also emits
some of the most beautiful sounds to be heard on the current opera stage." (Opera News)
One of the greatest tenors in the world, Piotr Beczala, is the womanizing Duke in this new production of Verdi's Rigoletto from the Metropolitan Opera.
Zeljko Lucic sings the title role and Diana Damrau sings Rigolettos daughter Gilda. This DVD release appears in the Verdi year 2013, as music lovers around the world celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Italy's beloved composer.
Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960 an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence.
Works on This Recording
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Zeljko Lucic (Baritone),
Piotr Beczala (Tenor),
Diana Damrau (Soprano),
Stefan Kocán (Bass),
Oksana Volkova (Mezzo Soprano)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1851; Italy
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
LETS GO TO LAS VEGAS August 24, 2013
By daniel abrahams (palm bay, FL) See All My Reviews
"ALL VOICES ARE FIRST CLASS MOST OF THE TIME I DON,T LIKE LOCATIONS CHANGED IN AN OPERA BUT THIS PRODUCTION WORKS I RECOMMEND HIGHLY"