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      Eleven Versions of “La Donna e Mobile” from Rigoletto

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      Let’s play Guess the Voice.   Test your memory as we hear multiple versions of this most famous of operatic arias sung by eleven tenors of past and present.

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      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Luciano Pavarotti with the London Symphony Orchestra
      Conducted by Richard Bonynge
      Recorded in London in 1973
      DECCA 289 470 829-2

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Giuseppe Di Stefano with the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
      Conducted by Tulio Serafin
      Recorded in Milan in 1955
      EMI 5 66667 2

      Verdi: Riigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Enrico Caruso with orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1908
      NAXOS 8.110719

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Jussi Bjoerling with orchestra conducted by Nils Grevillius
      Recorded in Stockholm in 1936
      EMI 7243 5 66306 2 8

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Juan Diego Florez
      The Symphonic Orchestra of Milan, Giuseppe Verdi
      Conducted by Carlo Rizzi
      Recorded in Milan in 2003
      DECCA B0003135-02

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Beniamino Gigli with the Orchestra of La Scala
      Milan in 1934
      LP: ANGEL COLH 118

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Guillaume Ibos with piano
      Recorded in Europe 1912/13 as an audition for Thomas A. Edison   MARSTON 52025-2

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Rolando Villazon with the Munich Radio Orchestra
      Conducted by Marcello Viotto
      Recorded in Munich in 2003
      VIRGIN CLASSICS 7243 45626 2 4

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Jan Peerce with the RCA VICTOR Orchestra
      Conducted by Renato Cellini
      Recorded in New York in 1950
      NAXOS 8.110148-49

      Verdi: Rigoletto, “La donna e mobile”
      Tito Schipa with orchestra
      Recorded in New York in 1925
      ROMOPHONE 82014-2

      Rigoletto: “La donna e mobile”
      Alfredo Kraus with the Philharmonia Orchestra
      Conducted by Julius Rudel
      Recorded in London in 1978
      EMI 7243 5 66534 2 9

       

      One Response to “Eleven Versions of “La Donna e Mobile” from Rigoletto”

      1. Ann Raven says:

        Hi, Larry Johnson,

        I loved guessing the tenors! Where were Franco Corelli and Fritz Wunderlicht? I really enjoyed Juan Diego Florez’ version.
        Thanks, it was fun. Hope you will do some baritones, basses and some Wagnerian shows.

        Ann Raven

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