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One of Opera Australia's best-loved productions. Inspired by Fellini's classic film La dolca vita, Verdi's dark melodrama is transposed into the world of modern day mafiosi.
The stunning cast includes Alan Opie (Rigoletto), Emma Matthews (Gilda), Paul O'Neill (Duke of Mantua), David Parkin (Sparafucile) and Elizabeth Campbell (Maddalena) with the Opera Australia Chorus and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra conducted by Giovanni Reggioli.
Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House 2010.
"A classic production that retain brilliance and style.... Matthews is an undoubted star...(and) young tenor Paul O’Neill as the lubricious Duke has auspicious credentials for a fine career in opera." - The Sydney Morning Herald
"A success... Emma Matthews is a significant triumph, while Giovanni Reggioli's sensitive conducting draws elegant and evocative playing from the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra." - The Opera Critic