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Title Rigoletto / ; [music by] Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Francesco Maria Piave ; the Metropolitan opera.

Publication Info. Berlin : Deutsche Grammophon, [2013]


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 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD MET RIGOLETTO    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (151 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Series The Metropolitan Opera HD live
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
Note Melodrama in three acts, based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo.
Title from container.
Performer Piotr Beczala (The Duke) ; Željko Lučić (Rigoletto) ; Diana Damrau (Gilda) ; Štefan Kocán (Sparafucile) ; Oksana Volkova (Maddalena) ; supporting soloists ; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet ; Michele Mariotti, conductor.
Credits Production, Michael Mayer; set design, Christine Jones; costume design, Susan Hilferty; lighting design, Kevin Adams; director, Matthew Diamond ; host, Renée Fleming.
Event Filmed as a live telecast from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, February 16, 2013.
System Details DVD; region 0, NTSC ; sound formats: DTS 5-1, Dolby digital 5.1 PCM stereo.; picture format: high definition 16:9.
Audience Not rated.
Note Bonus features: Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming : interviews with Željko Lučić, Michael Mayer, the Duke's entourage, Piotr Beczala, Diana Damrau, Christine Jones and Susan Hilferty (15 min.).
Summary This new Met production transfers the opera's tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960.
Note Program notes and synopsis in English, German and French (11 p. : ill.) in container.
Language Sung in Italian with subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean and Chinese; interviews in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Operas.
Added Author Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876.
Beczala, Piotr. Performer.
Lučić, Željko, 1968- Performer.
Damrau, Diana. Performer.
Kočan, Štefan, 1972- Performer.
Volkova, Oksana. Performer.
Mariotti, Michele. Conductor.
Mayer, Michael, 1960-
Jones, Christine.
Hilferty, Susan.
Adams, Kevin, 1962-
Diamond, Matthew, 1951-
Fleming, Renée.
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Roi s'amuse.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Rigoletto.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Performer.
Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
Standard No. 044007349359
Music No. B0018333-09 Deutsche Grammophon
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