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VERDI: Rigoletto (Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi / La Scala) (1955)

    
      

 

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VERDI: Rigoletto (Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi / La Scala) (1955)

Considered by many to be stylistically the most characteristic and most effective performance of Rigoletto on record, this 1955 taping remains a classic against which all newcomers are judged. Although Maria Callas undertook Gilda only twice in the opera house, and despite the wide tessitura, she accomplishes the music effortlessly, ranging from strikingly articulated coloratura to beautifully phrased and sustained legato. With Tito Gobbi and Giuseppe Di Stefano in no less superb form, closely abetted by Tullio Serafin’s incomparable pacing of the orchestra, this is a performance once heard never to be forgotten.



Disc 1

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  Rigoletto
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Prelude 00:02:23
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Della mia bella incognita borghese (Duca, Borsa) 00:01:46
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Ballata: Questa o quella (Duca, Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto, Borsa, Courtiers) 00:04:19
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Gran nuova! (Marullo, Borsa, Courtiers, Duca, Rigoletto, Ceprano) 00:02:32
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Ch'io gli parli (Monterone, Duca, Rigoletto, Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers) 00:04:26
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Quel vecchio maledivami! (Rigoletto, Sparafucile) 00:04:37
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Pari siamo! (Rigoletto) 00:04:01
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Figlia! … Mio padre! (Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna, Duca) 00:06:27
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Ah! Veglia, o donna (Rigoletto, Gilda) 00:05:07
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi (Gilda, Giovanna, Duca) 00:03:10
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: E il sol dell'anima (Duca, Gilda, Ceprano, Borsa) 00:05:07
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Gualtier Malde … Caro nome (Gilda, Borsa, Ceprano, Marullo, Courtiers) 00:07:26
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Riedo! perche (Rigoletto, Borsa, Ceprano, Marullo) 00:02:08
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Zitti, zitti (Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers, Gilda, Rigoletto) 00:02:46


Disc 2

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  Rigoletto
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Ella mi fu rapita! … Parmi veder (Duca) 00:05:26
2.   Play with flash player Act II: Duca, duca! (Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers, Duca) 00:02:25
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Povero Rigoletto! (Marullo, Rigoletto, Borsa, Ceprano, Courtiers, Paggio) 00:04:00
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Rigoletto) 00:04:25
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Mio padre! (Gilda, Rigoletto, Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers) 00:01:50
6.   Play with flash player Act II: Tutte le feste (Gilda, Rigoletto, Usciere, Monterone) 00:07:56
7.   Play with flash player Act II: No, vecchio t'inganni … Si, vendetta (Rigoletto, Gilda) 00:02:22
8.   Play with flash player Act III: E l'ami (Rigoletto, Gilda, Duca, Sparafucile) 00:02:11
9.   Play with flash player Act III: La donna e mobile (Duca) 00:03:13
10.   Play with flash player Act III: Un di, se ben rammentomi (Duca, Gilda, Maddalena, Rigoletto) 00:01:35
11.   Play with flash player Act III: Bella figlia dell'amore (Duca, Maddalena, Gilda, Rigoletto) 00:04:59
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Venti scudi hai tu detto (Rigoletto, Sparafucile, Gilda) 00:04:01
13.   Play with flash player Act III: E amabile in vero (Maddalena, Sparafucile, Gilda) 00:06:02
14.   Play with flash player Act III: Della vendetta alfin giunge l'istante! (Rigoletto, Sparafucile, Duca) 00:04:52
15.   Play with flash player Act III: Chi e mai, chi e qui in sua vece (Rigoletto, Gilda) 00:03:27
16.   Play with flash player Act III: Lassu … in cielo, vicina alla madre (Gilda, Rigoletto) 00:03:08

Total Playing Time: 01:58:07






Composer(s):
Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Piave, Francesco Maria

Conductor(s):
Serafin, Tullio

Orchestra(s):
Milan La Scala Orchestra

Choir(s):
Milan La Scala Chorus

Artist(s):
Callas, Maria; Clabassi, Plinio; Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forti, Carlo; Galassi, Elvira; Gerbino, Giuse; Gobbi, Tito; Lazzarini, Adriana; Mandelli, Luisa; Tatozzi, Vittorio; Zaccaria, Nicola

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111242-43

Barcode: 0747313324224

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Release Date: 01/2007

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