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

by christian.anderson

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 christian.anderson

  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.” […]