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Credited cast:
Aldo Silvani ...
Tito Gobbi ...
Rigoletto (singing voice)
Janet Vidor ...
Pina Arnaldi ...
Gilda (singing voice)
Gérard Landry ...
Mario Del Monaco ...
Il Duca di Mantova (singing voice)
Loris Gizzi ...
Cesare Polacco ...
Franca Tamantini ...
Gualtiero Tumiati ...
Conte di Monterone
Nietta Zocchi ...
Vittorio Vaser ...
Renato Chiantoni ...
The Court Poet
Mario Terribile ...
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Ezio Cristini


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20 April 1956 (Netherlands)  »

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Rigoletto  »

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Mostly a very visual rendition, less of the magical music
9 June 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I must admit to being left somewhat dissatisfied after seeing this version of "Rigoletto" as it seemed to lack music! The voices of Gobbi and del Monaco are heard sparingly enough unfortunately.

It is valuable in presenting the visual setting of the story, no question of that, but was rather patchy at times and most noticeably very short on musical moments. One is taken into the time and place of the tale, the original atmosphere, and that is useful for picturing the scenes of the opera and how it unfolds, yet one longs for the glories of singing to reveal the story.

I believe there is a 1947 "Rigoletto" with Filippesehi, Gobbi, Neri, and Pagliughi; conducted by Serafin, which can be acquired from the Bel Canto society, so I might get that if possible. Even a good CD version would have been more satisfactory. Obviously to me the drawing card is the music!

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