Annotation

The original release in this group should be a @1964 2XLP release. There are two amazon.com links for 2XCD release, which have the same front cover. 1. https://www.amazon.com/Verdi-Rigoletto-Giuseppe/dp/B000003EPN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485716670&sr=8-1&keywords=Rigoletto+B000003EPN which has 15+21 tracks and dated 10-25-1990. No country is shown 2. https://www.amazon.com/Verdi-Rigoletto/dp/B000026MOQ has 20+20 tracks and dated October 1, 1987 from RCA Europe, not USA. 3. The Discogs album link has 15+21 tracks and shows a confusing 1987 date. https://www.discogs.com/Verdi-Robert-Merrill-Anna-Moffo-Alfredo-Kraus-Ezio-Flagello-Rosalind-Elias-Sir-Georg-Solti-RCA-Itali/release/8185227

Annotation last modified on 2017-01-29 19:09 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rigoletto: Preludio Giuseppe Verdi 2:20
2 Rigoletto: Atto I. "Della mia bella incognita borghese" Giuseppe Verdi 1:38
3 Rigoletto: Atto I. "Questa o quella" Giuseppe Verdi 1:45
4 Rigoletto: Atto I. "Partite? Crudele!" Giuseppe Verdi 2:08
5 Rigoletto: Atto I. "Gran nuova!" Giuseppe Verdi 2:34
6 Rigoletto: Atto I. "Ch'io gli parli" Giuseppe Verdi 4:31
7 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Quel vecchio maledivami!" Giuseppe Verdi 4:10
8 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Pari siamo! Lo la lingua" Giuseppe Verdi 3:35
9 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Figlia! – Mio padre" Giuseppe Verdi 6:07
10 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Ah! Veglia, o donna" Giuseppe Verdi 5:04
11 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi" Giuseppe Verdi 5:57
12 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Che m'ami, deh! Ripetimi" Giuseppe Verdi 1:51
13 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Gualtier Maldè; caro nome" Giuseppe Verdi 6:54
14 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Riedo! Perche?" Giuseppe Verdi 2:24
15 Rigoletto: Atto II. "Zitti, Zitti, moviamo a vendetta" Giuseppe Verdi 2:44
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Ella mi fu rapita!; Parmi veder le lagrime" Giuseppe Verdi 5:04
2 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Duca, Duca?" Giuseppe Verdi 2:38
3 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Possente amor mi chiama" Giuseppe Verdi 3:00
4 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Povero Rigoletto!" Giuseppe Verdi 3:29
5 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" Giuseppe Verdi 4:10
6 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Mio Padre! – Dio! Mia Gilda!" Giuseppe Verdi 1:48
7 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Tutte le feste al tempio" Giuseppe Verdi 6:39
8 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Schiudete!" Giuseppe Verdi 0:56
9 Rigoletto: Atto III. "Si, vendetta, tremenda vendetta" Giuseppe Verdi 2:08
10 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "E l'ami? – Sempre" Giuseppe Verdi 1:51
11 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "La donna è mobile" Giuseppe Verdi 2:06
12 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "È la il vostr'uomo" Giuseppe Verdi 0:42
13 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Un di, se ben rammentomi" Giuseppe Verdi 1:27
14 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Bella figlia dell'amore" (Quartet) Giuseppe Verdi 4:02
15 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Venti scudi hai tu detto?" Giuseppe Verdi 4:06
16 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Ah, più non ragiono!" Giuseppe Verdi 2:14
17 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Ancor c'è mezz'ora" Giuseppe Verdi 2:55
18 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Della vendetta alfin" Giuseppe Verdi 4:17
19 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Chi è mai" Giuseppe Verdi 1:50
20 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "V'ho ingannato, colpevole fui" Giuseppe Verdi 1:20
21 Rigoletto: Atto IV. "Lassù in cielo" Giuseppe Verdi 2:58

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals [Marullo]:
Robert Kerns (baritone) (1963) (tracks 5–6, 13–14)
baritone vocals [Rigoletto]:
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (1963) (tracks 5–10, 14)
bass vocals [Ceprano]:
Mario Rinaudo (bass) (1963) (tracks 5–6, 12–14)
bass vocals [Monterone]:
David Ward (Scottish operatic bass) (1963) (track 6)
bass vocals [Sparafucile]:
Ezio Flagello (operatic bass / baritone) (1963) (track 7)
choir vocals:
Coro della RCA Italiana (1963) (tracks 5–6, 15)
composer:
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 13, 15)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (tracks 1–2, 4–12, 14)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
conductor:
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (1963) (tracks 1–15)
librettist:
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 13, 15)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (tracks 2, 4–12, 14)
Francesco Maria Piave (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Contessa Ceprano]:
Corinna Vozza (mezzo-soprano) (1963) (track 4)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Giovanna]:
Anna di Stasio (mezzo-soprano) (1963) (tracks 10–12)
orchestra:
Orchestra della RCA Italiana (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (1963) (tracks 1–15)
soprano vocals [Gilda]:
Anna Moffo (soprano) (1963) (tracks 9–13)
tenor vocals [Borsa]:
Piero de Palma (tenor) (1963) (tracks 2, 5–6, 12–14)
tenor vocals [Duca]:
Alfredo Kraus (tenor) (1963) (tracks 2–6, 10–12)
arrangements:
Rigoletto: Caro nome che il mio cor (per quartetto d'archi) (track 13)
Rigoletto: Figlia! Mio padre! (per quartetto d'archi) (track 9)
Rigoletto: Quel vecchio maledivami (per quartetto d'archi) (track 7)
Rigoletto: Questa o quella per me pari sono (per quartetto d'archi) (track 3)
later translated versions:
part of:
Rigoletto (english lyrics) (number) (track 1)
Rigoletto (german lyrics) (number) (track 1)
Rigoletto (track 1)
Rigoletto: Atto I (number) (tracks 2–15)
recording of:
Rigoletto: N°1 Preludio (1963) (track 1)
translated version of:

CD 2

baritone vocals [Marullo]:
Robert Kerns (baritone) (1963) (tracks 2–4)
baritone vocals [Rigoletto]:
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (1963) (tracks 4–5, 7–10, 12–15, 18–21)
bass vocals [Ceprano]:
Mario Rinaudo (bass) (1963) (tracks 2–4)
bass vocals [Sparafucile]:
Ezio Flagello (operatic bass / baritone) (1963) (tracks 10, 12, 15–18)
choir vocals:
Coro della RCA Italiana (1963) (tracks 2–4, 15–17)
composer:
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 1, 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (tracks 1–2, 4–21)
conductor:
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (1963) (tracks 1–21)
librettist:
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 1, 3)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (tracks 1–2, 4–21)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Maddalena]:
Rosalind Elias (mezzo-soprano) (1963) (tracks 13–17)
orchestra:
Orchestra della RCA Italiana (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (1963) (tracks 1–21)
soprano vocals [Gilda]:
Anna Moffo (soprano) (1963) (tracks 6–10, 13–14, 16–17, 19–21)
tenor vocals [Borsa]:
Piero de Palma (tenor) (1963) (tracks 2–4)
tenor vocals [Duca]:
Alfredo Kraus (tenor) (1963) (tracks 1–3, 10–11, 13–15, 18)
arrangements:
La donna è mobile (arr. Litten) (track 11)
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 11)
Rigoletto: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (per quartetto d'archi) (track 5)
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile (per quartetto d'archi) (track 11)
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime (per quartetto d'archi) (track 1)
Rigoletto: Si, vendetta, tremenda vendetta! (per quartetto d'archi) (track 9)
Rigoletto: Tutte le feste al tempio (per quartetto d'archi) (track 7)
Rigoletto: Un dì se ben rammentomi (per quartetto d'archi) (track 13)
Rigoletto: V' ho ingannato...colpevole fui (per quartetto d'archi) (track 20)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
part of:
Rigoletto: Atto II (number) (tracks 2, 7)
Rigoletto: Atto III (number) (tracks 10–12, 17)
Rigoletto: Atto II (tracks 1, 1, 3–6, 8–9)
Rigoletto: Atto III (tracks 13–16, 18–21)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 11, 14)

Release

part of:The RCA Victor Opera Series (Release) (number: 6506-2-RG) (order: 10)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/8185227 [info]
ASIN:US: B000026MOQ [info]
other databases:http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18566968 [info]