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Rigoletto (DVD) - Met Opera

Item# 1000001946

Rigoletto (DVD) - Met Opera
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: August 2004
Conductor: James Levine
Stage Direction: John Dexter

Cornell MacNeil
Ileana Cotrubas
Plàcido Domingo
Isola Jones
Justino Diaz

Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region: Region Free, Worldwide

  • Additional content & bonus material: picture gallery, DVD trailer, DVD catalogue section, web link
  • Subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese


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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