Verdi: Rigoletto - Gavazzeni
Format: COMPACT DISC
Vinco, Ivo; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Carbonari, Virgilio; Bastianini, Ettore; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Scotto, Renata; Kraus, Alfredo; Maionica, Silvio; Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Cossotto, Fiorenza
This edition, originally published by Ricordi, remains one of the top of Rigoletto’s discography thanks to the vocal cast and mainly thanks to Italian bel canto opera star Ettore Bastianini. Bastianini popularity has grown internationally, especially in the last several years. Beyond the Decca recordings, for which Bastianini is universally known, this Ricordi release is the only one not produced by the London label in which the Italian baritone has participated. He is heard here alongside Alfredo Kraus, Renata Scotto, and Fiorenza Cossotto.