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    We know from contemporary reviews, that the voice of Capsir was rather small, but well projected. She did was considered a world class light soprano back in 1928. In the Rigoletto's recording, she is showing a good legato singing, as well as very nice phrasing.

    Of course, she was not Joan Sutherland, but she was a good Gilda to Stracciari's Rigoletto:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    This was my first Rigoletto too. I love Gedda. And Grist sings like an angel.
    The standard cuts for the time are taken which I don't appreciate.

    I like this one a lot because it's complete and the conductor takes time to smell the roses.
    And it doesn't have Domingo or Pavarotti. YAY!!
    You know me, I prefer slower tempi.

    I listened a lot to the first Sutherland recording. Didn't know or care about the cuts. Sutherland was in better voice, though still moony, but I was too green and didn't notice. I liked Cioni (still do) and McNeil too. Why is Hvorostosky' s picture on the cover?
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    My favorite Gilda live at SF Opera in the 70s or 80s was Patricia Wise: a voice of good size, creamy, good high notes, and dramatically alive. Matteo Manuguerra was Rigoletto, Peter Dvorsky the Duke.
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    My two favourite recordings, though none of them make me love the opera.

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    The Gobbi recording is my favourite and I feel there are two things essential in this opera. A baritone who can do pathos in the title role and singers who can both sing the music of Gilda and the Duke in line with the characters. (I find a showy tenor makes for a good Duke rather than a subtle stylist.)

    My second favourite (and I can't believe nobody has mentioned this one) is the Milnes, Sutherland, Pavarotti for the reasons given above. The reason why it's second to the Gobbi is because Callas and Serafin make more of their respective contributions than Sutherland and Bonynge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    For CD I would like to recommend this one:
    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/RCA/88875073452
    Moffo is a superb Gilda , Krauss and Merril are very stylish.


    For DVD:

    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Erato/6418689


    Damrau gives a stunning performance, so is Florez it's a bit "regie " but very the singing makes up for it.

    If you like more traditional go for the DVD from the Met.
    Pugg I know you have the recent small stage Tutto Verdi complete video boxset, I think the very best one in the entire boxset is the Rigoletto which can be purchased individually featuring exotic Nino Machaidze and Nucci:

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    Back in the 90s I was a big fan of Vladimir Chernov, so I have to mention this one, although I always felt he was a singer who was at his best live on stage rather in the recording studio.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    Pugg I know you have the recent small stage Tutto Verdi complete video boxset, I think the very best one in the entire boxset is the Rigoletto which can be purchased individually featuring exotic Nino Machaidze and Nucci:


    Most of the time I do agree with you D.A but I'll stick with the Damrau in this (DVD) case.
    As in modern staging.
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    Keep it coming on Rigoletto but we move on to Trovatore with a new thread

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    Another vote for:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    I listened a lot to the first Sutherland recording. Didn't know or care about the cuts. Sutherland was in better voice, though still moony, but I was too green and didn't notice. I liked Cioni (still do) and McNeil too. Why is Hvorostosky' s picture on the cover?
    Just ordered this cheap second hand. Be interested to hear the young Sutherland in the part of Gilda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Just ordered this cheap second hand. Be interested to hear the young Sutherland in the part of Gilda.


    Just a short tease with Renato Cioni, wonderful voice.
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    You can't catch a word of what she sings but it's beautiful as ever, I bought it too yesterday ( cheap new set 6.50 €)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lensky View Post
    You can't catch a word of what she sings but it's beautiful as ever, I bought it too yesterday ( cheap new set 6.50 €)
    Ha ha, if you know the words, she appears to be intelligible. But she's better here than in her later recording with Pav. Plus, I think they may have added reverb, which obscures the voices a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lensky View Post
    You can't catch a word of what she sings but it's beautiful as ever, I bought it too yesterday ( cheap new set 6.50 €)
    Sutherland was all about beautiful singing rather than drama. She once said in interview if you wanted drama go to the theatre not opera!

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