The Resource An introduction to-- Verdi : Rigoletto, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource e-audio)

An introduction to-- Verdi : Rigoletto, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource e-audio)

Label
An introduction to-- Verdi : Rigoletto
Title
An introduction to-- Verdi
Title remainder
Rigoletto
Statement of responsibility
written by Thomson Smillie
Title variation
Verdi Rigoletto
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rigoletto is simply wonderful entertainment. It is uncanny to listen to the opening ten minutes or so and recognise a dozen superb tunes. It is also much more - a daring (for its time) attack on aristocratic privilege, a tender love story, and an impassioned appeal on behalf of the disadvantaged, all set to music of such wealth and beauty that, with its sister operas La traviata and Il trovatore, it has almost defined Italian opera for 150 years. Overcoming initial trouble with the censors, Verdi's Rigoletto was a smash hit at its premiere and has not been out of the repertoire since. It's not hard to see why. From Thomson Smillie's accessible account, the opera comes alive on just one CD. As he tells us, Verdi captures the gaiety of the court in Mantua: it 'to borrow a famous phrase, shines like rotting mackerel by moonlight - it glitters and stinks'. David Timson is the perfect exponent of Smillie's vivacious writing, securing a thoroughly entertaining and informative disc
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Smillie, Thomson
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other
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Read by David Timson
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1813-1901
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  • Timson, David
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
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  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Operas
Target audience
adult
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Label
An introduction to-- Verdi : Rigoletto, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11137433
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Publication
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 09 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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11137433
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MWT11137433
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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(MWT)MWT11137433
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
An introduction to-- Verdi : Rigoletto, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11137433
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 09 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11137433
Publisher number
MWT11137433
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(MWT)MWT11137433
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
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