Nickel City Opera's 'Rigoletto' LIVE by Giuseppe Verdi Available to Download April 10th
"We're proud to be able to share this special production and thrilled to be able to bring this recording to opera fans worldwide on their favorite streaming platforms. The quality level is on par with other available productions and a true testament to the goals of NCO to create productions that are of the highest standards."..Valerian Ruminski, Artistic Director.
Rigoletto stars John Packard in the lead role, Heather Buck as Gilda, Eric Fennell as The Duke, Valerian Ruminski as Monterone and Sparafucile, Quinn Patrick as Maddelena, Edward Albert as Marullo, Rose Serrano as Giovanna,Tom Witakowski as Count Ceprano, Nadia Petrella as Countess Ceprano, Brett Potts as Borsa, Gary Sage as the Messenger and Danielle DiStefano as the Page. Conducted by Zachary Kampler with the Eastern Festival Symphony Orchestra. Directed by David MacAdam. Produced by Valerian Ruminski and Eileen Breen.
Rave reviews from The Buffalo News:
"John Packard sang his heart out as Rigoletto, his flexible, strong baritone brought out the beauty of Verdi's writing. Heather Buck, as Rigoletto's daughter Gilda, dazzled the audience with her bell-like high notes. Tenor Eric Fennell made a terrific, rakish Duke of Mantua and lent the chilling 'La donna e mobile' a certain allure. You could see why Gilda could not resist him and sensed the womanizing Duke could have reformed. NCO director Valerian Ruminski as the assassin Sparafucile looks as if he walked in off the set of 'Boris Godunov', with long, lank black hair and an indifferent, oafish expression. He takes chances. You have to love him."..The Buffalo News
Nickel City Opera is a 501c3 non profit based in Buffalo, NY dedicated to bringing opera to under served communities.
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