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,
Count Monterone,
Giovanna,
Matteo Borsa,
Marullo,

Countess Ceprano)

Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label[1]
1915-18 Antonio Armentano Anticorona,
Fernando de Lucia,
Angela de Angelis,
Luis Muñoz,
Vida Ferluga
Salvatore Sassano
Orchestra and Chorus of San Carlo, Naples
Audio LP: Phonotype
1916 Cesare Formichi,
Giuseppe Taccani,
Ines Maria Ferraris,
Vincenzo Bettoni,
? Caiani
Lorenzo Molajoli
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Audio LP: Columbia Records
1917 Giuseppe Danise /
and: Ernesto Badini,
Carlo Broccardi,
Ayres Borghi-Zerni /
and: Olga Simzis,
Vincenzo Bettoni,
Nelda Garrone /
and: Renata Pezzati
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,
Vera de Christoff
Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
CD: Radiex
Cat: RXC1113-14
1927/30 Riccardo Stracciari,
Dino Borgioli,
Mercedes Capsir,
Ernesto Dominici,
Anna Masetti-Bassi
Lorenzo Molajoli
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Audio LP: Columbia Records
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
1944 Heinrich Schlusnus,
Helge Rosvaenge,
Erna Berger,
Josef Greindl,
Margarete Klose
Georg Hann
Robert Heger,
Chorus and Orchestra of the Staastoper Berlin
Performed in German translation
Eterna Collection
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
1950 Josef Metternich,
Rudolf Schock,
Rita Streich,
Wilhelm Lang,
Margarete Klose,
Leopold Klam,
Johanna Blatter,

Ralf Peters,
Fritz Hoppe,
Silvia Menz

Ferenc Fricsay,
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester,
RIAS Kammerchor
CD: Myto Records,
CAT: 945111
1952 Piero Campolonghi,
Giuseppe di Stefano,
Maria Callas,
Alberto Herrera,

Gilberto Cerda
Umberto Mugnai,
Orchestra and Chorus of the Palace of the Arts, Mexico City
CD: Urania
Cat: 223
1954 Giuseppe Taddei,
Ferruccio Tagliavini,
Lina Pagliughi,
Giulio Neri,
Irma Colasanti
Angelo Questa
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI
Coro Cetra, Torino
CD: Warner-Fonit
Cat: 8573 82647-2
1954 Aldo Protti,
Mario Del Monaco,
Hilde Gueden,
Cesare Siepi,
Giulietta Simionato
Alberto Erede
Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
CD: Decca
Cat: 440242
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
1961 Cornell MacNeil,
Gianni Raimondi,
Leyla Gencer,
Jorge Algorta,
Carmen Burello,
Juan Zanin
Argeo Quadri,

Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Philharmonic Chorus, Buenos Aires

CD: Myto Records,
Cat: 3225
1963 Robert Merrill,
Alfredo Kraus,
Anna Moffo,
Ezio Flagello,
Rosalind Elias
Georg Solti,
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CD: RCA Red Seal
Cat: 88875073425
1963 Nicolae Herlea,
Ion Buzea,
Magda Ianculescu,
Nicolae Rafael,
Dorothea Palade
Jean Bobescu.
Romanian Opera Bucharest Orchestra and Chorus
CD; VOXBOX
Cat: CDX5162
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,
Horst Lunow,
Maria Corelli,
Henno Garduhn,
Antonín Švorc,
Ilona Papenthin
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,
Edita Gruberova,
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 Takacs
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 Comunale di Bologna Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 425 864-2
1991 Eduard Tumagian,
Yordy Ramiro,
Alida Ferrarini,
Jozef Spacek,
Jitka Saparova,
Peter Subert,
Alexander Rahbari,
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra &
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
CD: Naxos Records
Cat: 8.553042
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 orchestra
(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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