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Rigoletto (Blu-ray) - Nucci

Item# 807280805796

Rigoletto (Blu-ray) - Nucci
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
DVD Release Date: September 25,
Conductor: Nello Santi
Stage Director: Gilbert Deflo
Leo Nucci
Elena Mosuc
Piotr Beczala
László Polgár
Orchestra: Zurich Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
Label:  Arthaus Musik
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Korean
Region: All Regions
Studio: Arthaus Musik
Run Time: 128 minutes

An exhilarating 2006 live recording from the Opernhaus Zurich stars acclaimed baritone Leo Nucci as Rigoletto, Elena Mosuc as his daughter Gilda, Piotr Beczala as the Duke of Mantua, and Lázsló Polgár as Sparafucile.

One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Verdi’s riveting drama was first seen in 1851 at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Together with his next two works, Il Trovatore and La Traviata, it formed the basis for the composer’s lasting success. For his new production, director Michael Mayer has moved the action from 16th-century Mantua to 1960s Las Vegas: “I tried to imagine a recent world that captures the decadence of the Duke’s palace, where the participants are in pursuit of power, money, and beauty,” he says. Las Vegas in the ’60s is such a world, where a kind of prankster energy could go bad.”

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