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CHAN 3030 - Verdi: Rigoletto
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CD available From: 01 January 1995

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
      Act III
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: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit Remaster

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