Ruse Opera, 1957
Konstantin Iliev, cond.
Act I, scene 1
03:42 Questa o quella 11:22 Ch'io gli parli!
Act I, scene 2
04:20 Pari siamo 23:28 Caro nome
07:47 Cortigiani, vil razzi dannata 12:55 Ah! Solo per me l'infamia
02:00 La donna è mobile 06:00 Bella figlia dell'amore 18:30 Della vendetta alfin giunge l'istante!
Following its first performance in 1920 in Sofia, Rigoletto became one of the most popular operas in Bulgaria with various productions in all of the country's opera houses. During the 50's and 60's, the Ruse Opera's major soloists such as Kiril Krastev (Rigoletto) and Nikolai Zdravkov (the Duke) equaled those with the Sofia National Opera. This monaural recording captures their performance in Bulgarian.