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Verdi: Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi, Georg Solti, Anna Moffo
Verdi: Rigoletto
Genre: Classical
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  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Giuseppe Verdi, Georg Solti, Anna Moffo, Robert Merrill, Rosiland Elias, Richard Tucker
Title: Verdi: Rigoletto
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Label: RCA
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 078635650624

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Boz | 08/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This seldom reviewed recording has a wonderful cast. Moffo was in full bloom: young, fresh, and vocally secure. Merrill was good, and Solti conducted perfectly. Alfredo Kraus is simply brilliant in the role of the Duke. Absolutely no one in my experience has sung this role better. This remains one of my all-time favorite opera recordings."
Best Rigoletto
Sam W. | Houston, TX United States | 07/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I learned that this recording was just removed from the RCA print list. What a shame and what a stupid thing to do. This is the finest Rigoletto ever produced. The dream cast includes Bob Merrill, Anna Moffo (one of her finest recordings), Alfredo Kraus, Roz Elias, Ezio Flagello, and conducted by Solti in a bright, vibrant, and stunning recording. It's also one of the best digital remixes I've ever heard--sharp vocals, quality orchestra throughout, finest mixing. The production is also one of the most dramatic Rigolettos ever, which is as it should be. Rigoletto is after all a descent into evil and revenge, and this recording does it justice throughout. I can listen to this recording over and over. A true modern masterpiece. As an opera singer myself, I find it remarkable."
Michel | Montreal, Quebec | 06/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an electifying set of Rigoletto. Robert Merrill is a
splendid Rigoletto - he conveys the jester's bitterness and
heartbreak superbly through his rich dark voice and incisive
phrasing - his Cortigiani is spine-tingling and the final scene
with his dying daughter is quite hearth-wrenching. Anna Moffo
is a lovely and touching Gilda - she brings considerable warmth
and tenderness to the role and sings an exquisite Caro nome.
Alfredo Kraus is quite simply the best Duke on record charming
and callous all at once - he is in fresh voice and sing with
superb aplomb and exciting high notes. Rosalind Elias and Ezio
Flagello round up the cast admirably. Sir Georg Solti is a bit
hard-driven - the tension remains high throughout but chorus
and orchestra keep up with him. The text is complete and the
sound a bit dryish but quite good on the whole. This was my
first Rigoletto and still my favorite."