Performers: Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Victoria Vergara, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Riccardo Chailly
Source: the 1987 movie Rigoletto by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
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- I have provided the English subtitles.
This opera is a total bummer! Â Good always loses to Bad. Â And the most popular aria of the opera is "La donna mobile;" is a tune so sexist that it wouldn't have a snowball's chance in hell of succeeding if aired fresh today. Â Ah, but Verdi was a master of melody and this song is one of his finest constructions! Â When the two quartets start, please take note of the amazing separation of voices that keeps the duet and quartet scenes understandable! Â And Pavarotti was in fine form for this movie version of the opera! Â So I beg you, enjoy just the notes at least; we all can learn about the craft of musical composition from this masterpiece!