VERDI Rigoletto / Highlights / Sutherland 4582392

The most impressive Sparafucile on recording is [Martti] Talvela . . . The great Finnish bass gives Sparafucile a chillingly introverted quality; this is a man whose full capacity for evil seems concealed from everyone else in the opera. Both his high E-flat and his low F at the end of his duet with Rigoletto are unforgettable.