Rigoletto (DVD) - Damrau, Flórez

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Rigoletto (DVD) - Damrau, Flórez
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date:  October 25, 2010
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Artists:  
Diana Damrau
Juan Diego Flórez
Željko Lucic

Orchestra:  Sächsische Staatskapelle
Label:  EMI Distribution

Language: Italian (Stereo)
Subtitles: German
Run Time: 90 minutes

Region: Region Free, Worldwide

History

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.”
 

2 Reviews

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Not to be missed!

I love the Rigoletto DVD with Diana Damrau, Željko Lucic and Juan Diego Flórez. The production is beautiful and the singing is exquisite. Given that JDF has said that he will never sing the role of the Duke again, this is your only chance to see his interpretation of the role. Act I scene II in particular is the most beautiful execution of the caro nome scene I have ever seen. Not to be missed!

Penny, May 2013
Familiarity: Age Range:
Amazing!

I loved it so much! Thank you Met Opera for making this available!

Jilly Cooke, April 2014
Familiarity: Less than 1 month Age Range: 55-64

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