Ruse Opera, 1957

Rigoletto    Kiril Krastev
Gilda    Penka Marinova
Duke    Nikolai Zdravkov
Maddelena    Liliana Tocheva
Sparafucile    Boris Dimitrov

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

Act II

07:47   Cortigiani, vil razzi dannata
12:55   Ah! Solo per me l'infamia

Act III

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.