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Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi) (2012) [Full Blu-ray]  

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

Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16468 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 128 min | 20,5 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2672 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Classical | Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

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.
Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi, Leo Nucci, Elena Moșuc, Piotr Beczala) [2006]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Nello Santi, Leo Nucci, Elena Mosuc, Piotr Beczala) [2006]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.16 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Art Haus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 128 min

For many opera fans the favourite Rigoletto on dvd remains the 1983 film version starring the young Pavarotti as the dashing Duke, his irrepressible singing and high spirits contrasting sharply with the gut wrenching wretchedness of the jester played by Wixell almost to perfection,and of course the inimitable Gruberova as Gilda the jester's daughter.(For me this together with the Domingo/Migenes 'Carmen', and the Domingo/Stratas 'La Traviata' represents the best of opera films). Now comes the 2006 production of Rigoletto, staged by the Zurich Opera House with Chorus and Orchestra wonderfully conducted by Santi, recorded in High-Definition and transfered to an Arthaus Blu Ray disc of breathtaking quality. I'm not exaggerating. Even by today's Hi-Def standards, the picture quality here is simply stunning: inky blackness, realistic night time scenes accurately rendered with proper light and shadow effects, atmospheric blue lighting, and the sets and costumes show up in vivid pop-up colours with razor sharp contrasts… By Chhan Thuan Kiat

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.
Verdi - Rigoletto (James Levine, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Ileana Cotrubas) (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.
Damrau, Beczala, Mariotti, Met Opera - Verdi: Rigoletto (2013)

Damrau, Beczala, Mariotti, Met Opera - Verdi: Rigoletto (2013)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Italian | Subtitles: ENglish | Run time: 136 mins | 6.56 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 5365kbps | DTS, 48000Hz, 6ch, 1510kbps

The sought-after lyric tenor Piotr Beczala, is the womanizing Duke in this new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto from the Metropolitan Opera. Željko Luèiæ sings the title role and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda. This DVD and Blu-ray release appears in the Verdi year 2013, as music lovers around the world celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Italy’s beloved composer.
Verdi - Rigoletto (Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti) (2006/1982) [BluRay-rip]

Verdi - Rigoletto (Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Ingvar Wixell, Luciano Pavarotti) (2006/1982) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (4:3) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 117 min | 6,35GB
Audio: Italian /DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This extraordinarily powerful 1983 production may be the best-sung performance by Luciano Pavarotti on DVD, but when acting values are counted in, Ingvar Wixell manages to outshine the tenor star. Verdi gave the Duke two of Italian opera's most brilliant arias ("Questa o quella" and "La donna e mobile"), but he gave the deformed jester Rigoletto a depth and complexity of character that is reflected in music of great variety and enormous emotional impact: the cruel mockery of the opening scene, the self-doubts inspired by his dialogue with Sparafucile, the paternal anxieties and final despair at his daughter's sad fate, and the burning, self-destructive thirst for revenge.

Verdi - Rigoletto (James Levine) (2014/1981)  

Posted by Vilboa at March 3, 2015
Verdi - Rigoletto (James Levine) (2014/1981)

Verdi - Rigoletto (James Levine) (2014/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.38 Gb (DVD9) | 126 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais

Decca is proud to present this unique recording of Rigoletto. The only Rigoletto stage production on film featuring Luciano Pavarotti, this performance of one of Verdi's best-loved operas was discovered in the Metropolitan Opera Archives and is available here for the first time. Recorded in 1981, it presents Pavarotti at the peak of his career, supported by an outstanding cast that includes Louis Quilico in the title role, Christine Eda-Pierre as Gilda, Ara Berberian as Sparafucile, and Isola Jones as Maddalena, with Met Music Director James Levine on the podium.