Verdi Rigoletto (1981)
Release : 1981-12-15
Runtime : 125 minutes
Company : Decca
Cast : Louis Quilico, Luciano Pavarotti, Christiane Eda-Pierre, Ara Berberian, Isola Jones, John Darrenkamp
Language : it
Descriptions Verdi Rigoletto
Yes, the King arrives, eventually!
The opera s dramatic structure frames and enhances the characters. Scenes of magnificence regularly alternate with scenes of darkness and squalor. From sumptuous interiors, we move to a dark street, a lonely inn. The secondary figures are astutely counterpoised: the plotting courtiers against the plotting Sparafucile and Maddalena (also ambiguously tender-hearted). When Rigoletto says Pari siamo , he could be expressing the motto of the whole work: the beautiful and the ugly can be equally good, equally evil.