This is a list of recordings of Rigoletto, an 1851 opera by Giuseppe Verdi with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on the 1832 play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. It was first performed at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851.

Recordings

Year Cast
(Rigoletto, Duke of Mantua,
Gilda, Sparafucile, Maddalena)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1915–18 Antonio Armentano Anticorona,
Fernando De Lucia,
Angela de Angelis,
Luis Muñoz,
Vida Ferluga
Salvatore Sassano
San Carlo orchestra and chorus, Naples
LP: Phonotype
1916 Cesare Formichi,
Giuseppe Taccani,
Ines Maria Ferraris,
Vincenzo Bettoni,
G Caiani
Lorenzo Molajoli
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
LP: Columbia Records
Cat: D 17732-17747[2]
1917 Giuseppe Danise,
Carlo Broccardi,
Ayres Borghi-Zerni,
Vincenzo Bettoni,
Nelda Garrone
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
LP: Bongiovanni
Cat: GB 1024[3]
1927–28 Luigi Piazza,
Tino Folgar,
Lina Pagliughi,
Salvatore Baccaloni,
Vera de Christoff
Carlo Sabajno
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Radiex
Cat: RXC1113-14
1927 Riccardo Stracciari,
Dino Borgioli,
Mercedes Capsir,
Ernesto Dominici,
Anna Masetti-Bassi
Lorenzo Molajoli
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
LP: Columbia Records
Cat: GQX 10028-10042
CD: Aura Music
Cat: LRC 11099-2
1935 Lawrence Tibbett,
Frederick Jagel (act 1) /
Jan Kiepura (act 2),
Lily Pons,
Virgilio Lazzari,
Helen Olheim
Ettore Panizza
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.110020-1[4]
1944 Heinrich Schlusnus,
Helge Rosvaenge,
Erna Berger,
Josef Greindl,
Margarete Klose
Robert Heger,
Berlin State Opera orchestra and chorus
(performed in German translation)
LP: Heliodor
Cat: 2700 702
CD: Berlin Classics
Cat: 0033002 BC
1945 Jussi Björling,
Leonard Warren
Bidu Sayão,
Norman Cordon,
Martha Lipton
Cesare Sodero
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.110051-52
1950 Leonard Warren,
Jan Peerce,
Erna Berger,
Italo Tajo,
Nan Merriman
Renato Cellini
RCA Victor Orchestra
Robert Shaw Chorale
LP: RCA Victrola
Cat: AVM2-0698
CD: RCA Red Seal
Cat: 88883729002
1950 Josef Metternich,
Rudolf Schock,
Rita Streich,
Wilhelm Lang,
Margarete Klose
Ferenc Fricsay,
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin,
RIAS Kammerchor
CD: Myto Records
Cat: 945111
1952 Piero Campolonghi,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Maria Callas,
Alberto Herrera,
Gilberto Cerda
Umberto Mugnai,
Palacio de Bellas Artes orchestra and chorus
LP: Melodram
Cat: MEL 405
CD: Mondo Musica
Cat: MMO 91112
1954 Giuseppe Taddei,
Ferruccio Tagliavini,
Lina Pagliughi,
Giulio Neri,
Irma Colasanti
Angelo Questa
RAI Orchestra Sinfonica and chorus
CD: Warner-Fonit
Cat: 8573 82647-2
1954 Aldo Protti,
Mario Del Monaco,
Hilde Gueden,
Cesare Siepi,
Giulietta Simionato
Alberto Erede
Accademia di Santa Cecilia orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 440242
1955 Tito Gobbi,
Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Maria Callas,
Nicola Zaccaria,
Adriana Lazzarini
Tullio Serafin,
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 747469
1956 Robert Merrill,
Jussi Björling,
Roberta Peters,
Giorgio Tozzi,
Anna Maria Rota
Jonel Perlea,
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra and chorus
LP: RCA Victrola
Cat: VIC-6041
CD: RCA Victor
Cat: 60172-2-RG[5]
1960 Ettore Bastianini,
Alfredo Kraus,
Renata Scotto,
Ivo Vinco,
Fiorenza Cossotto
Gianandrea Gavazzeni,
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus
CD: >BMG Classics-Ricordi
Cat: 74321 68779 2
1961 Cornell MacNeil,
Renato Cioni,
Joan Sutherland,
Cesare Siepi,
Stefania Malagu
Nino Sanzogno,
Accademia di Santa Cecilia orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 443 853-2
1961 Cornell MacNeil,
Gianni Raimondi,
Leyla Gencer,
Jorge Algorta,
Carmen Burello
Argeo Quadri,
Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Chorus
CD: Myto Records
Cat: 3225
1963 Robert Merrill,
Alfredo Kraus,
Anna Moffo,
Ezio Flagello,
Rosalind Elias
Georg Solti,
RCA Italiana Orchestra and chorus
LP: RCA Red Seal
Cat: LSC-7027
CD: RCA Red Seal
Cat: 88875073425
1963 Nicolae Herlea,
Ion Buzea,
Magda Ianculescu,
Nicolae Rafael,
Dorothea Palade
Jean Bobescu,
Romanian Opera Bucharest orchestra and chorus
CD: VOXBOX
Cat: CDX5162
1964 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Carlo Bergonzi,
Renata Scotto,
Ivo Vinco,
Fiorenza Cossotto
Rafael Kubelík,
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 477 5608
1967 Cornell MacNeil,
Nicolai Gedda,
Reri Grist,
Agostino Ferrin,
Anna di Stasio
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma orchestra and chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 3932822
1971 Sherrill Milnes,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Joan Sutherland,
Martti Talvela,
Huguette Tourangeau
Richard Bonynge,
London Symphony Orchestra
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 414-269-2
1977 Rolando Panerai,
Franco Bonisolli,
Margherita Rinaldi,
Bengt Rundgren,
Viorica Cortez
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,
Staatskapelle Dresden
State Opera Dresden Chorus
CD: Arts Music
Cat: 43073;
DVD: Encore
Cat: 2022
1977 Cornell MacNeil,
Plácido Domingo,
Ileana Cotrubaș,
Justino Díaz,
Isola Jones
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
(production by John Dexter)
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 0930
1978 Sherrill Milnes,
Alfredo Kraus,
Beverly Sills,
Samuel Ramey,
Mignon Dunn
Julius Rudel,
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ambrosian Chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: CMS 5 66037-2
1979 Piero Cappuccilli,
Plácido Domingo,
Ileana Cotrubaș,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Elena Obraztsova
Carlo Maria Giulini,
Vienna Philharmonic
Vienna State Opera Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 457 753-2
1982 Ingvar Wixell,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Edita Gruberová,
Ferruccio Furlanetto,
Victoria Vergara
Riccardo Chailly,
Vienna Philharmonic
Vienna State Opera Chorus
(film by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle)
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 00440 073 4166 7[6]
DVD: Decca
Cat: 071401
1984 Renato Bruson,
Neil Shicoff,
Edita Gruberová,
Robert Lloyd,
Brigitte Fassbaender
Giuseppe Sinopoli,
Accademia di Santa Cecilia orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 470 437-2
1985 Bernd Weikl,
Giacomo Aragall,
Lucia Popp,
Jan-Hendrik Rootering,
Klara Takacs
Lamberto Gardelli,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and chorus
CD: Eurodisc
Cat: 610 115
BMG-RCA
Cat: 74321 25286-2
1988 Giorgio Zancanaro,
Vincenzo La Scola,
Daniela Dessì,
Paata Burchuladze,
Martha Senn
Riccardo Muti,
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: EMI Classics
Cat: 7 49605-2
1989 Leo Nucci,
Luciano Pavarotti,
June Anderson,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Shirley Verrett
Riccardo Chailly,
Teatro Comunale di Bologna orchestra and chorus
CD: Decca
Cat: 425 864-2
1993 Vladimir Chernov,
Luciano Pavarotti,
Cheryl Studer,
Roberto Scandiuzzi,
Denyce Graves
James Levine,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 447 064-2
1994 Renato Bruson,
Roberto Alagna,
Andrea Rost,
Silvestro Sammaritano,
Mariana Pentcheva
Riccardo Muti,
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Sony Classical
Cat: S2K 66314
1999 John Rawnsley,
Arthur Davies,
Helen Field,
John Tomlinson,
Jean Rigby
Mark Elder,
English National Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Chandos
Cat: CHAN 3030[7]
2001 Leo Nucci,
Aquiles Machado,
Inva Mula,
Mario Luperi,
Milena Josipovic
Marcello Viotti,
Arena di Verona orchestra and chorus
(Stage director:Charles Roubaud)
DVD: Arthaus Musik
Cat: 107096[8]
2002 Paolo Gavanelli,
Marcelo Álvarez,
Christine Schäfer,
Eric Halfvarson,
Graciela Araya
Edward Downes,
Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus
(Stage director: David McVicar)
DVD: Opus Arte
Cat: OA0829D
2004 Carlos Álvarez,
Marcelo Álvarez,
Inva Mula,
Julian Konstantinov,
Nino Surguladze
Jesús López Cobos,
Liceu orchestra and chorus
(Stage director: Graham Vick)
DVD: Arthaus Musik
Cat: 107147[9]
2006 Leo Nucci,
Piotr Beczała,
Elena Moșuc,
László Polgár,
Katharina Peetz
Nello Santi,
Zurich Opera orchestra and chorus
(Stage director: Gilberto Deflo)
DVD: Arthaus Musik
Cat: 108057[10]
2008 Leo Nucci,
Francesco Demuro,
Nino Machaidze,
Marco Spotti,
Stefanie Irányi
Massimo Zanetti,
Teatro Regio di Parma orchestra and chorus
(Stage director: Stefano Vizioli)
DVD: C Major
Cat: 723208
2015 George Petean,
Saimir Pirgu,
Aleksandra Kurzak,
Andrea Mastroni,
Judith Schmid
Fabio Luisi,
Orchestra and chorus of the Oper Zürich,
Tatjana Gürbaca, stage director
DVD: Accentus MusicCat:PHR0203[11]
2017 Dmitri Hvorostovsky,
Francesco Demuro,
Nadine Sierra,
Andrea Mastroni,
Oksana Volkova
Constantine Orbelian,
Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas State Choir
DVD:Delos
Cat:DE3522
2019 Vladimir Stoyanov,
Stephen Costello,
Mélissa Petit,
Miklós Sebestyén,
Katrin Wundsam
Enrique Mazzola,
Wiener Symphoniker,
(Stage director: Philipp Stölzl)
DVD:C Major
Cat: 751704

References

Notes

  1. ^ Recordings on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ "Rigoletto Lorenzo Molajoli". operadis opera discography site. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Rigoletto Carlo Sabajno". operadis opera discography site. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Rigoletto". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Rigoletto Jonel Perlea". discogs.com site. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  6. ^ Rigoletto, Deutsche Grammophon
  7. ^ "Verdi: Rigoletto Vocal & Song Opera in English Opera In English". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Rigoletto Verona". Naxos.com. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Rigoletto Liceu". Naxos.com.
  10. ^ "Rigoletto Zurich". Naxos.com. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Verdi: Rigoletto". Presto Classical. Retrieved 18 June 2020.

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