15 December 2017 at 11.01am | 30 Comments
#ROHRigoletto is THE opera that drew me into opera world. It has got everything! Powerful & some catchy music, dad-daughter-lover, love, darkness & colours,sex, cheat, vendetta, curse, murder,etc,,,, It was an eye opener when I first saw. And it still strikes straight my heart.
— Yosh M (@yoshkosh10) December 14, 2017
— Andrew Corbett-Nolan (@acorbettn) December 14, 2017
Improved as it went but not a vintage #ROHrigoletto tonight. One lead was tired, one unmusical, another struggling with their top notes + staging is fussy & loud. More rehearsal needed.
— Shyam (@pronouncedsham) December 15, 2017
— Mary Grace Nguyen (@MaryGNguyen) December 14, 2017
#ROHRigoletto - Michael Fabiano and Sofia Fomina are endowed with the most beautiful voices. It's a pity that neither of them bring any feeling or thought to their interpretation.
— Mehmet I. (@Baudelaires_cat) December 14, 2017
#ROHrigoletto was not bad but cast was somehow flawed. Fabiano had a weird phrasing, Fomina problems with high notes attacks and Platanias was short of fiato. Some loud-band playing and I missed some more deep dramatic musical building
— Skate Art Guy (@SkateArtGuy) December 14, 2017
So my first big Verdi was a mixed bag. I might have got over Rigoletto's plot holes if the Duke had been more charismatic. I liked half the music.
— Florian R Fischer (@maddingkraut) December 14, 2017
— Tony Watts (@Tonywauk) December 14, 2017
— Andrew Corbett-Nolan (@acorbettn) December 15, 2017
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The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Professor Paul Cartledge and Judith Portrait OBE.