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Verdi: Rigoletto


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  • Audio CD (26 Mar 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B007GDT9BK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,899 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Rigoletto : Preludio to Act 1 2:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Della mia bella incognita borghese" [Duca, Borsa] 1:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Questa o quella per me pari sono" [Duca, Contessa di Ceprano, Rigoletto, Borsa, Chorus] 4:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Gran nuova! gran nuova!" [Marullo, Chorus, Duca, Rigoletto, Conte di Ceprano, Borsa, Tutti] 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Ch'io gli parli" [Monterone, Duca, Rigoletto, Chorus, Tutti] 4:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Quel vecchio maledivami!" [Rigoletto, Sparafucile] 4:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Pari siamo!" [Rigoletto] 3:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Figlia!... Mio padre!" [Rigoletto, Gilda] 1:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Deh, non parlare al misero!" [Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna] 4:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Veglia, o donna, questo fiore" [Rigoletto, Gilda, Duca, Giovanna] 5:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi" [Gilda, Giovanna, Duca] 5:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Che m'ami, deh, ripetimi" [Duca, Gilda, Conte di Ceprano, Borsa, Giovanna] 1:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome" [Gilda, Borsa, Conte di Ceprano, Chorus, Marullo] 6:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Riedo!... Perché?" [Rigoletto, Borsa, Conte di Ceprano, Marullo] 2:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Rigoletto : Act 1 "Zitti, zitti, moviamo a vendetta" [Tutti, Gilda, Chorus, Rigoletto] 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Rigoletto : Act 2 "Ella mi fu rapita!" [Duca] 4:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Rigoletto : Act 2 "Duca, Duca!" [Tutti, Duca] 2:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Rigoletto : Act 2 "Possente amor mi chiama" [Duca] 1:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Rigoletto : Act 2 "Povero Rigoletto!" [Marullo, Chorus, Tutti, Rigoletto, Conte di Ceprano, Paggio, Borsa] 3:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Rigoletto : Act 2 "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" [Rigoletto] 4:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Rigoletto : Act 2 "Mio padre!... Tutte le feste al tempio" [Gilda, Rigoletto, Tutti] 8:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Rigoletto : Act 2 "Schiudete, ire al carcere Monteron de' " [Usciere, Monterone, Rigoletto, Gilda] 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Rigoletto : Act 3 "E l'ami?... Sempre" [Rigoletto, Gilda, Duca, Sparafucile] 2:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Rigoletto : Act 3 "La donna è mobile" [Duca, Sparafucile, Rigoletto] 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Rigoletto : Act 3 "Un dì, se ben rammentomi" [Duca, Maddalena, Rigoletto, Gilda] 1:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Rigoletto : Act 3 "Bella figlia dell'amore" [Duca, Maddalena, Gilda, Rigoletto] 4:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Rigoletto : Act 3 "Venti scudi hai tu detto?" [Rigoletto, Sparafucile, Duca, Maddalena] 4:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Rigoletto : Act 3 "Ah, più non ragiono" [Gilda, Maddalena, Sparafucile] 5:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Rigoletto : Act 3 "Della vendetta alfin giunge l'istante!" [Rigoletto, Sparafucile, Gilda] 6:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Rigoletto : Act 3 "V'ho ingannato... colpevole fui..." [Gilda, Rigoletto] 4:46£0.79  Buy MP3 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER on 26 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
I am surprised to find myself recommending this whole-heartedly, even in comparison with the now legendary Gobbi-Callas-Di Stefano set or more recent favourites such as the Milnes-Sutherland-Pavarotti Decca version (not to all tastes, I know), but there are many strong reasons for my advocacy of this rather ancient Cetra recording.

First, the 1954 mono sound has now been immeasurably improved from earlier issues, when it was harsh and strident. It is now clean, with the voices well forward and offers little distortion in climaxes. Then we have the quality of both the singing and the conducting. Angelo Questa presided over many admirable Cetra recordings, including a very recommendable 1956 "Aida" with a young Corelli; here he directs a subtle, unfussy, wholly idiomatic performance with an orchestra and chorus who have the music and language in their blood.

Many collectors and opera buffs will want this recording for both Taddei at his best and Ferruccio Tagliavini, a tenore di grazia, famous for his honeyed mezza voce and head tones who nonetheless had steel in his tone when he needed it. The frequency with which he resorts to those quieter effects might take a modern listener, more used to the Pavarotti approach to this role - all brilliance and verve - a little by surprise - but it is musically and dramatically very effective and perhaps preferable to Di Stefano's more effortful delivery.

Taddei's characterisation is less biting than Gobbi's but richer of voice and just as subtle. He is very moving in his appeal to the courtiers and capable of powerful scorn, too; I love both his and Gobbi's assumptions.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
very good recording 4 April 2013
By bob turnley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Taddei is an excellent Rigoletto and the rest of the cast is very good. Tagliavini had a sound and technique that was quite similar to that of Gigli and his Duke is quite lyrical. Pagliughi makes a very fine Gilda sounding very much in character as the demure daughter. None of these singers attempt any unwritten high notes which is probably for the best since none of them are known for that. The mono sound quality is good for it's age even if the voices are balanced much louder than the orchestra. But this is a Rigoletto that would appeal mostly to fans of Taddei, a great baritone who recorded far too rarely
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Poor Quality 3 Feb 2013
By J. Painter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In addition to a disc that skipped and I can't seem to return. What I saw of it was very violent and confusing.
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