Rigoletto discography

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This is a list of recordings of Rigoletto, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. It was first performed at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851.

List of recordings[edit]

Year Cast:
(Rigoletto,
Duke of Mantua,
Gilda,
Sparafucile,
Maddalena)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[1]
1917 Giuseppe Danise,
Carlo Broccardi,
Ayres Borghi-Zerni,
Vincenzo Bettoni,
Olga Simzis
Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Audio LP: His Master's Voice
1927-28 Luigi Piazza,
Tino Folgar,
Lina Pagliughi,
Salvatore Baccaloni,
Linda Brambilla
Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
CD: Radiex
Cat: RXC1113-14
1935 Lawrence Tibbett,
Frederick Jagel
and Jan Kiepura,
Lily Pons,
Virgilio Lazzari,
Helen Olheim
Ettore Panizza
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.110020-1
1950 Leonard Warren,
Jan Peerce,
Erna Berger,
Italo Tajo,
Nan Merriman
Renato Cellini
RCA Victor Orchestra and The Robert Shaw Chorale
CD: RCA Red Seal Cat: 88883729002
1954 Giuseppe Taddei,
Ferruccio Tagliavini,
Lina Pagliughi,
Giulio Neri,
Irma Colasanti
Angelo Questa
Sinfonica della Rai Torino Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Warner-Fonit
Cat: 8573 82647-2
1955 Tito Gobbi,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Maria Callas,
Nicola Zaccaria,
Adriana Lazzarini
Tullio Serafin,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 747469
1956 Robert Merrill,
Jussi Björling,
Roberta Peters,
Giorgio Tozzi
Jonel Perlea,
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
CD: RCA Victor
Cat:60172
1960 Ettore Bastianini,
Alfredo Kraus,
Renata Scotto,
Ivo Vinco,
Fiorenza Cossotto
Gianandrea Gavazzeni,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus
CD: BMG Classics-Ricordi 74321 68779 2
1961 Cornell MacNeil,
Renato Cioni,
Joan Sutherland,
Cesare Siepi,
Stefania Malagu
Nino Sanzogno,
Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 443 853-2
1963 Robert Merrill,
Alfredo Kraus,
Anna Moffo,
Ezio Flagello,
Rosalind Elias
Georg Solti,
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 70785
1964 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Renata Scotto,
Ivo Vinco,
Fiorenza Cossotto
Rafael Kubelík,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Deustche Grammophon
Cat: 477 5608
1967 Cornell MacNeil,
Nicolai Gedda,
Reri Grist,
Agostino Ferrin,
Anna di Stasio
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,
Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 3932822
1971 Sherrill Milnes,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Joan Sutherland,
Martti Talvela,
Huguette Tourangeau
Richard Bonynge,
London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 414-269-2
1977 Rolando Panerai,
Franco Bonisolli,
Margherita Rinaldi,
Bengt Rundgren,
Viorica Cortez
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,
Staatskapelle Dresden and State Opera Dresden Chorus
CD: Arts Music
Cat: 43073;
DVD: Encore
Cat: 2022
1977 Cornell MacNeil,
Plácido Domingo,
Ileana Cotrubaș,
Justino Díaz,
Isola Jones
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
(production by John Dexter)
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 0930
1978 Sherrill Milnes,
Alfredo Kraus,
Beverly Sills,
Samuel Ramey,
Mignon Dunn
Julius Rudel,
Philharmonia Orchestra and the Ambrosian Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: CMS 5 66037-2
1979 Piero Cappuccilli,
Plácido Domingo,
Ileana Cotrubaș,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Elena Obraztsova
Carlo Maria Giulini,
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 457 753-2
1982 Ingvar Wixell,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Ileana Cotrubaș,
Ferruccio Furlanetto,
Victoria Vergara
Riccardo Chailly,
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera Chorus
(film by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle)
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 4166
DVD: Decca
Cat: 071401
1984 Renato Bruson,
Neil Shicoff,
Ileana Cotrubaș,
Robert Lloyd,
Brigitte Fassbaender
Giuseppe Sinopoli,
Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 470 437-2
1985 Bernd Weikl,
Giacomo Aragall,
Lucia Popp,
Jan-Hendrik Rootering,
Klara ThIchcs
Lamberto Gardelli,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Eurodisc
1988 Giorgio Zancanaro,
Vincenzo La Scola,
Daniela Dessì,
Paata Burchuladze,
Martha Senn
Riccardo Muti,
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 7 49605-2
1989 Leo Nucci,
Luciano Pavarotti,
June Anderson,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Shirley Verrett
Riccardo Chailly,
Teatro Communale Bologna Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 425 864-2
1993 Vladimir Chernov,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Cheryl Studer,
Roberto Scandiuzzi,
Denyce Graves
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 447 064-2
2001 Leo Nucci,
Aquiles Machado,
Inva Mula,
Mario Luperi,
Milena Josipovic
Marcello Viotti,
Arena di Verona orchestra and chorus
(Stage director:Charles Roubaud)
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:107096[2]
2002 Paolo Gavanelli,
Marcelo Álvarez,
Christine Schäfer,
Eric Halfvarson,
Graciela Araya
Edward Downes,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
(Stage director: David McVicar)
DVD: Opus Arte
Cat: OA0829D
2004 Carlos Álvarez,
Marcelo Álvarez,
Inva Mula,
Julian Konstantinov,
Nino Surguladze
Jesus Lopez-Cobos,
Liceu Opera chorus and orchesta
(Stage director:Graham Vick)
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:107147[3]
2006 Leo Nucci,
Piotr Beczała,
Elena Moșuc,
László Polgár,
Katharina Peetz
Nello Santi,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera
(Stage director:Gilberto Deflo)
DVD:Arthaus Musik
Cat:108057[4]
2008 Leo Nucci,
Francesco Demuro,
Nino Machaidze,
Marco Spotti,
Stefanie Irányi
Massimo Zanetti,
Teatro Regio di Parma orchestra and chorus
(Stage director:Stefano Vizioli)
DVD:C Major
Cat:723208[5]
2010 Alan Opie,
Paul O’Neill,
Emma Matthews,
David Parkin,
Elizabeth Campbell
Giovanni Reggioli,
Opera Australia Orchestra and Chorus
(Stage director:Elijah Moshinsky)
DVD:EPC Distribution
Cat:OPOZ56010BD[6]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Recordings on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ "Rigoletto Verona". Naxos,com. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rigoletto Liceu". Naxos.com. 
  4. ^ "Rigoletto Zurich". Naxos.com. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rigoletto Parma". Naxos.com. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rigoletto Opera Australia". Naxos.com. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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