Verdi: Rigoletto / Luisi, Petean, Kurzak, Pirgu

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Grand festivities are held at the court of the Duke of Mantua. But the community which enjoys itself no longer knows values and amuses itself out of deadly boredom. The most cynical of all is court jester Rigoletto. He only wants to protect his daughter Gilda against the depraved world. He prohibits her everything the young woman, however, goes her own way. We present Giuseppe Verdi's popular opera Rigoletto live from the Opernhaus Zürich.

Giuseppe Verdi

Il Duca di Mantova - Saimir Pirgu
Rigoletto - George Petean
Gilda - Aleksandra Kurzak
Sparafucile - Andrea Mastroni
Maddalena - Judith Schmid
Giovanna - Julia Riley
Il Conte di Monterone - Valeriy Murga
Marullo - Cheyne Davidson
Borsa - Dmitry Ivanchey
Il Conte di Ceprano - Yuriy Tsiple
La Contessa di Ceprano - Deanna Breiwick
Paggio della Contessa - Dara Savinova
Usciere - Roberto Lorenzi

Zurich Opera House Chorus
Philharmonia Zürich (Zurich Opera House Orchestra)
(chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger)
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Tatjana Gürbaca, stage director
Klaus Grünberg, set and lighting designer
Silke Willrett, costume designer

Recorded live at the Zurich Opera House, June 2014

- Tatajana Gürbaca and Fabio Luisi in conversation with Claus Spahn

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French
Running time: 124 mins (opera) + 15 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: PHR 0203

  • UPC: 7640165882030

  • Label: ACCENTUS Music

  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Opera House Orchestra

  • Performer: Aleksandra Kurzak, Andrea Mastroni, Cheyne Davidson, George Petean, Judith Schmid, Saimir Pirgu, Valeriy Murga