Rigoletto (Blu-ray) - Wixell, Pavarotti, Gruberova

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Rigoletto (Blu-ray) - Wixell, Pavarotti, Gruberova
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Ingvar Wixell
Luciano Pavarotti
Edita Gruberova
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region: All Regions
Menu Language: English
Subtitles: Italian, German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Run Time: 116 minutes

Filmed on location amid Italian Renaissance landmarks, this 1981 production of Verdi’s Rigoletto features Riccardo Chailly conducting, with a stellar cast including Luciano Pavarotti, Edita Gruberova and Ingvar Wixell.

“Not to be missed” - The New York Times


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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