Rigoletto review

By Lindis Taylor In Classical

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2nd June, 2012
Rigoletto is the ideal opera to banish the ritual scepticism about this seductive, all-encompassing art, and no production could do it better than this one. The opera is drawn from one of Victor Hugo’s best plays, which has all the elements of a great tragedy: substantial, believable, if improbable, characters who have weaknesses that provide inadequate defence against evil or misfortune. Verdi appeased censors by moving it from Paris to Mantua and making the libertine French king a fictitious duke, and so Lindy Hume’s intelligent and coherent production, which makes reference to ...

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