Tag Archives: Rigoletto

Rigoletto and the Curse of Class – Sally-Page Stuck – FB Contest Winner Review Writer's take of RIGOLETTO

by tdoadmin

Dallas, TX – In its second season at the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the Dallas Opera presented the opening night of Rigoletto on March 25, 2011. Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, was based on a play by Victor Hugo. Rigoletto originally opened in 1851 in Venice. Maestro […]

Rigoletto and the Curse of Class – Sally-Page Stuck – FB Contest Winner Review Writer’s take of RIGOLETTO

by tdoadmin

Dallas, TX – In its second season at the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, the Dallas Opera presented the opening night of Rigoletto on March 25, 2011. Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, was based on a play by Victor Hugo. Rigoletto originally opened in 1851 in Venice. Maestro […]

Facebook Contest Review Writer Winner Nathan Graham’s review of Rigoletto Opening Night

by tdoadmin

  Flipping through my Playbill for The Dallas Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, I was struck by a quote from CE Keith Cerny.  “Rigoletto is a well-known favorite,” he writes, “but bringing it to life in a dramatically convincing fashion is always a challenge.  In all but the best productions, the work can appear contrived.” […]

Facebook Contest Review Writer Winner Eliot C. Hall's review of Rigoletto Opening Night

by tdoadmin

Recently the Coen brothers created a film called A Serious Man about a family burdened by an ancient curse. The modern film making duo would be right at home with the story of Rigoletto, a prideful invalid, who recognizes the portent of a father’s curse, the moment it reaches his ear. A Clown who tries […]

Facebook Contest Review Writer Winner Eliot C. Hall’s review of Rigoletto Opening Night

by tdoadmin

Recently the Coen brothers created a film called A Serious Man about a family burdened by an ancient curse. The modern film making duo would be right at home with the story of Rigoletto, a prideful invalid, who recognizes the portent of a father’s curse, the moment it reaches his ear. A Clown who tries […]

James Valenti: By Any Other Name, Still Gorgeous!

by Suzanne Calvin

A terrific advance piece on our “Rigoletto” opening tonight at 7:30 PM by CBS 11′s Sandie Newton. Yes, you’ll do a double take on the onscreen misspelling of James’ last name. They keep promising they’ll fix it, but in the meantime, I don’t want to deprive you of the story and the great footage from […]