Verdi – Rigoletto (Fabio Luisi, Željko Lučić, Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau) 
NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.21 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | 137 min | +3% Recovery
Opera never has shown its contrasts more than in this Rigoletto from the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden. The production is full of harsh conflicts, which Verdi himself implies by filling this tragedy with so much cheery music. All of the performances here are outstanding. Željko Lučić vanquishes the title role with his powerful voice and emotive acting, which makes him riveting if slightly painful to watch as he is emotionally destroyed.