VERDI – Rigoletto (Zürich Opera)

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VERDI
Rigoletto
Saimir Pirgu · George Petean · Aleksandra Kurzak · Andrea Mastroni · Judith Schmid
Zurich Opera House Chorus
Philharmonia Zürich
Direttore: Fabio Luisi

Int. Release 5 Jan. 2015

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Il Duca di Mantova - Saimir Pirgu
Rigoletto - George Petean
Gilda - Aleksandra Kurzak
Sparafucile - Andrea Mastroni
Maddalena - Judith Schmid
Giovanna - Julia Riley
Il Conte di Monterone - Valeriy Murga
Marullo - Cheyne Davidson
Borsa - Dmitry Ivanchey
Il Conte di Ceprano - Yuriy Tsiple
La Contessa di Ceprano - Deanna Breiwick
Paggio della Contessa - Dara Savinova
Usciere - Roberto Lorenzi

Zurich Opera House Chorus
Philharmonia Zürich
(Zurich Opera House Orchestra)
(chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger)
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Tatjana Gürbaca, stage director
Klaus Grünberg, set and lighting designer
Silke Willrett, costume designer

Recorded live at the Zurich Opera House, June 2014

Bonus:
- Tatajana Gürbaca and Fabio Luisi in conversation with Claus Spahn

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French
Running time: 124 mins (opera) + 15 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

"George Petean sings Rigoletto beautifully… The solo and choral courtiers and the orchestra excel. Fabio Luisi’s persuasive pacing and varied dynamics key the best-conducted Rigoletto I’ve heard since the Giulini recording."

Opera News, August 2015