Deutsche Grammophon | 2010 | 142 min | Rated G | Region A (B, C untested) | Jul 12, 2011
A red hot ticket at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010/2011 was Donizetti’s comic gem, Don Pasquale, with Anna Netrebko reviving Norina, the part that made her a star in New York. Opera summed up the simple truth: “. . . everyone...
Deutsche Grammophon | 2013 | 116 min | Region A (B, C untested) | Jun 13, 2013
Ingvar Wixell (Rigoletto), Edita Gruberova (Gilda), Luciano Pavarotti (Duke of Manuta), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Sparafucile), Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Riccardo Chailly
Directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Donizetti’s fragile heroine in her Met role debut, with tenor Piotr Beczala in the part of her lover, Edgardo. Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is her tyrannical brother. Mary Zimmerman’s hit...