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VERDI: Rigoletto (Bjorling, R. Peters, Merrill) (1956)

    
      

 

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VERDI: Rigoletto (Bjorling, R. Peters, Merrill) (1956)

When this 1956 recording of Rigoletto was first released in Britain, The Gramophone reviewer commented: “under Perlea, the orchestral playing is firm and dramatic, well balanced with the voice. The music is well paced. Björling’s tone is a constant pleasure. He sings elegantly. Merrill, too, is in fine voice: he sings the title rôle in correct and often impressive style… in short, this performance with Metropolitan stars offers an able, and therefore enjoyable performance of the opera”. Jussi Björling and Robert Merrill can also be heard together in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (Naxos 8.110258) and Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (Naxos 8.111030-31).



Disc 1

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

  Rigoletto
1.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Prelude 00:02:45
2.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Della mia bella incognita borghese (Duke, Borsa) 00:01:44
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Questa o quella (Duke, Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto, Borsa, Courtiers) 00:04:26
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Gran nuova! gran nuova! (Marullo, Borsa, Courtiers, Duke, Rigoletto, Ceprano) 00:02:31
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Ch'io gli parli (Monterone, Duke, Rigoletto, Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers) 00:04:42
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Quel vecchio maledivami! (Rigoletto, Sparafucile) 00:04:41
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Pari siamo! (Rigoletto) 00:03:48
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Figlia! … Mio padre! (Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna, Duke) 00:06:14
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Ah! veglia, o donna (Rigoletto, Gilda) 00:03:08
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi (Gilda, Giovanna, Duke) 00:03:04
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: E il sol dell'anima (Duke, Gilda, Ceprano, Borsa) 00:04:59
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Gualtier Malde … Caro nome (Gilda, Borsa, Ceprano, Marullo, Courtiers) 00:07:00
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Riedo! perche (Rigoletto, Borsa, Countess Ceprano, Marullo) 00:02:08
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Zitti, zitti (Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers, Gilda, Rigoletto) 00:02:55


Disc 2

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

  Rigoletto
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Ella mi fu rapita! … Parmi veder (Duke) 00:05:38
2.   Play with flash player Act II: Duca, Duca! (Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers, Duke) 00:02:11
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Povero Rigoletto! (Marullo, Rigoletto, Borsa, Ceprano, Courtiers, Page) 00:03:38
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Rigoletto) 00:04:24
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Mio padre! (Gilda, Rigoletto, Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers) 00:01:58
6.   Play with flash player Act II: Tutte le feste (Gilda, Rigoletto, Usher, Monterone) 00:08:10
7.   Play with flash player Act II: No, vecchio t'inganni … Si, vendetta (Rigoletto, Gilda) 00:02:10
8.   Play with flash player Act III: E l'ami (Rigoletto, Gilda, Duke, Sparafucile) 00:02:09
9.   Play with flash player Act III: La donna e mobile (Duke) 00:02:54
10.   Play with flash player Act III: Un di, se ben rammentomi (Duke, Gilda, Maddalena, Rigoletto) 00:01:29
11.   Play with flash player Act III: Bella figlia dell'amore (Duke, Maddalena, Gilda, Rigoletto) 00:04:48
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Venti scudi (Rigoletto, Sparafucile, Gilda) 00:04:04
13.   Play with flash player Act III: E amabile in vero (Maddalena, Sparafucile, Gilda) 00:06:10
14.   Play with flash player Act III: Della vendetta (Rigoletto, Sparafucile, Duke) 00:04:49
15.   Play with flash player Act III: Chi e mai (Rigoletto, Gilda) 00:03:10
16.   Play with flash player Act III: Lassu in cielo (Gilda, Rigoletto) 00:03:08

Verdi, Giuseppe
Boito, Arrigo, lyricist(s)

  Otello, Act II: Credo in un Dio crudel
17.   Play with flash player Otello, Act II: Credo in un Dio crudel 00:05:09

Verdi, Giuseppe
Cammarano, Salvadore, lyricist(s)

  Il trovatore, Act II: Tutto e deserto - Il balen del suo sorriso
18.   Play with flash player Il trovatore, Act II: Tutto e deserto - Il balen del suo sorriso 00:05:26

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

  La traviata, Act II: Di Provenza il mar
19.   Play with flash player La traviata, Act II: Di Provenza il mar 00:04:09

Rossini, Gioachino
Sterbini, Cesare, lyricist(s)

  Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Act I: Largo al factotum
20.   Play with flash player Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Act I: Largo al factotum 00:05:02

Total Playing Time: 02:14:41






Composer(s):
Rossini, Gioachino; Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Boito, Arrigo; Cammarano, Salvadore; Piave, Francesco Maria; Sterbini, Cesare

Conductor(s):
Bellezza, Vincenzo; Perlea, Jonel

Orchestra(s):
Rome Opera House Orchestra

Choir(s):
Rome Opera House Chorus

Artist(s):
Björling, Jussi; Calabrese, Franco; Celli, Silvana; Chissari, Santa; Frascati, Tommaso; Grandi, Lidia; La Porta, Arturo; Merrill, Robert; Mineo, Andrea; Monreale, Leonardo; Peters, Roberta; Rota, Anna Maria; Tatozzi, Vittorio; Tozzi, Giorgio

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111276-77

Barcode: 0747313327621

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Release Date: 06/2008

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