One of Pavarotti’s signature roles was the Duke of Mantua (Il Duca di Mantova) in the Verdi opera Rigoletto. Pavarotti sang this role on stage and on recordings. In 1983 he performed the role in a film directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.
This release is the second Pavarotti Blu-ray release (the first was The Tribute To Pavarotti concert), and it coincides with the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. The film is wonderful both in vision and sound. Highly recommended!
In the first two videos from the film Pavarotti sings the arias “Questa o quella” and “La donna è mobile”. The last video is the quartet “Bella figlia dell’amore”.
This post was originally published 11-07-2013. Last revision 11-07-2013.