Giuseppe Verdi: Opera - Rigoletto (Chandos Audio CD)

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Opera - Rigoletto (Chandos Audio CD)

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Opera - Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto 124:47
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
English translation by James Fenton

The English National Opera production
Direced for the stage by Jonathan Miller

1 Prelude 2:34

Act I
Scene One
2 'That pretty girl I've been seeing in the city' 1:50
'Duke', Borsa
3 'If a woman should happen to catch my eye' 2:06
4 'You're going? That's cruel' 2:03
'Duke', 'Countess', Rigoletto, Chorus
5 'It's happened! It's happened!' 2:48
Marullo, Chorus, 'Duke', Rigoletto, Ceprano, Borsa, Courtiers
6 'I demand to see him' 4:52
Monterone, 'Duke', Rigoletto, Borsa, Marullo, Ceprano, Courtiers

Scene Two
7 'The old man laid his curse on me!' 5:10
Rigoletto, Sparafucile
8 'We are equals' 3:52
9 'Gilda!' 2:03
Rigoletto, Gilda
10 'Ah, do not demand of one so sad' 5:03
Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna
11 'Oh, dear Giovanna, guard my daughter' 5:46
Rigoletto, Gilda, Giovanna, 'Duke'
12 'Giovanna, I should have told him' 3:12
Gilda, Giovanna, 'Duke'
13 'Love is the source of life, love is our sunlight' 5:27
'Duke', Gilda, Ceprano, Borsa, Giovanna
14 'Gualtier Maldè, you were the first to love me . . . 6:20
Dearest name of my first love'
Gilda, Borsa, Ceprano, Chorus, Marullo
15 'I have returned. But why?' 2:19
Rigoletto, Borsa, Ceprano, Marullo
16 'Softly, softly we move in to get her' 3:01
All, Gilda, Chorus, Rigoletto

Act II
1 'Somebody came and stole her but when?' 2:30
2 'Somewhere I see you weeping' 3:05
'Duke', All
3 'We went to look for her last night together' 2:00
All, 'Duke'
4 'The power of love is calling' 3:13
'Duke', All
5 'Poor little Rigoletto . . .' 3:35
Marullo, Rigoletto, Chorus, Ceprano, Secretary, Borsa
6 'Filthy rabble, you liars, you cowards' 4:32
7 'My father!' 1:29
Gilda, Rigoletto, All
8 'Speak now. They've left us' 7:21
Rigoletto, Gilda
9 'Ive one thing to do here before I am finished' 1:13
Rigoletto, Gilda, Henchman, Monterone
10 'Old man, you're mistaken' 2:12
Rigoletto, Gilda

11 'You love him?' 2:24
Rigoletto, Gilda, 'Duke', Sparafucile
12 'Women abandon us' 3:04
'Duke', Sparafucile, Rigoletto
13 'When first I came to talk to you' 1:33
'Duke', Gilda, Maddalena, Rigoletto
14 'If you want a faithful lover' 4:40
'Duke', Maddalena, Gilda, Rigoletto
15 'Eighty dollars you were asking' 2:22
Rigoletto, Sparafucile, 'Duke', Maddalena
16 'He's such a young man, handsome and friendly' 2:33
Maddalena, 'Duke', Sparafucile
17 'I cannot think clearly' 6:22
Gilda, Maddalena, Sparafucile
18 'Now for my vengeance, now the moment is ready' 2:53
Rigoletto, Sparafucile
19 'He's there, murdered, oh yes' 2:21
Rigoletto, 'Duke'
20 'But who can be inside here?' 2:02
Rigoletto, Gilda
21 'It's all my fault' 1:29
Gilda, Rigoletto
22 'Ah, soon, in Heaven' 3:22
Gilda, Rigoletto
John Rawnsley baritone - Rigoletto
Helen Field soprano - Gilda
Arthur Davies tenor - The 'Duke'
John Tomlinson bass - Sparafucile
Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Maddalena
Norman Bailey bass-baritone - Monterone
Alan Opie baritone - Marullo
English National Opera Chorus
English National Opera Orchestra
Mark Elder
Recorded in:
Abbey Road Studios, London
28-30 July, 1, 6, 7, 14, 28 August and 4 September 1983
Suvi Raj Grubb
Sound Engineer(s)
Stuart Eltham
Format: DDD
Bit Rate: 24 Bit Remaster

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