VERDI, G.: Rigoletto (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2008)

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Rigoletto

Festival: Verdi Festival
Venue: Teatro Regio, Parma
Playing Time: 02:10:44
Catalogue Number: 723208
UPC: 814337012328

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For Verdi, Victor Hugo's play Le roi s'amuse was arguably the greatest drame of the present day. But many of his contemporaries were scandalized by this tale of corpses, jesters, cripples and a king addicted to venal love. And yet this no doubt helps to explain why Rigoletto turned out to be Verdi's second great success and laid the foundations for his emergence as Italy's leading opera composer.

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