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Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (Rigoletto) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

A static Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

By , 28 November 2018
***11
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Lina Johnson (Gilda) © Julie Howden
Glasgow

A dark, unflinching Rigoletto from Scottish Opera

By , 18 October 2018
****1
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Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) and chorus © Patrick Redmond Photography
Belfast

A gripping, dark, moving Rigoletto from Northern Ireland Opera

By , 30 September 2018
****1
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Saimir Pirgu (The Duke of Mantua) and Nino Surguladze (Maddalena) © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

A solid, dramatic staging for Rigoletto in Naples

By , 14 July 2018
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Roland Wood (Rigoletto) © Michael Cooper
Toronto

Crisper, tighter, more relevant: revival of Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

By , 20 January 2018
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Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto) © ROH | Mark Douet
London

Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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Charles Rice © Athole Still
Wexford

Rigoletto showcases great new voices at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 22 October 2017
****1
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Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Matthew Polenzani (Duke of Mantua) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Surrealist Rigoletto at the Lyric impresses with vocal talent

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Ramë Lahaj (The Duke of Mantua) and Tuuli Takala (Gilda) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
Savonlinna

McVicar brings his inimitable vision of Rigoletto to the Savonlinna Festival

By , 10 July 2017
****1
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Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Nino Machaidze (Gilda) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Quinn Kelsey excels as Rigoletto in San Francisco

By , 31 May 2017
****1
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Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 May 2017
***11
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Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) © Monika Rittershaus
Frankfurt am Main

A dark and stunning new Rigoletto in Frankfurt

By , 28 April 2017
****1
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George Petean (Rigoletto) and Hayoung Lee (Gilda) © Arno Declair
Hamburg

Andreas Homoki’s Rigoletto brings the Bundesliga to the Hamburg Staatsoper

By , 16 March 2017
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Nicholas Pallesen (Rigoletto) and Nicholas Folwell (Monterone) © Alastair Muir
London

Miller's Rigoletto makes a flawed return to English National Opera

By , 02 February 2017
***11
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Stephen Costello (The Duke of Mantua) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

By , 20 January 2017
****1
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George Petean (Rigoletto) and Rosa Feola (Gilda) © Teatro di San Carlo | Luciano Romano
Naples

Tragedy comes full circle in San Carlo's Rigoletto

By , 18 January 2017
****1
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) and Leo Nucci (Rigoletto) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

On all cylinders: Leo Nucci and Nadine Sierra thrill in La Scala's classic Rigoletto

By , 13 January 2016
****1
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George Gagnidze (Rigoletto) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met overindulges in a decadent Rigoletto

By , 23 October 2015
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Gordon Hawkins as Rigoletto © Tim Matheson
Vancouver

Vancouver Opera’s Rigoletto redeemed by its cast

By , 03 October 2015
***11
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Martin Kronthaler (Rigoletto) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Longborough delivers a quality Rigoletto 1920s-style

By , 04 July 2015
****1
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Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) © Ken Howard
Santa Fe

Santa Fe Rigoletto offers a gimmick-free Mantua where vocal authority rules

By , 04 July 2015
****1
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Ekaterina Siurina (Gilda) and Giovanni Meoni (Rigoletto) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper
Vienna

Rewards, disappointments, but saved by the music: Rigoletto at Vienna State Opera

By , 17 June 2015
***11
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Amsterdam

James Gaffigan conducts a full-blooded Rigoletto at the Concertgebouw

By , 14 March 2015
****1
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Munich

Rigoletto in Munich features good music, but little else

By , 08 November 2014
**111
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Rome

A gloomy but effective Rigoletto in Rome

By , 31 October 2014
***11
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London

A Royal Opera Rigoletto desperately in need of a shot of espresso

By , 12 September 2014
**111
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London

Minimalise this: Rigoletto by Opera Loki

By , 04 September 2014
***11
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Sydney

A scarlet and black Rigoletto captures the passions in Sydney

By , 02 July 2014
****1
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Brussels

Off with the motley: Rigoletto at La Monnaie

By , 20 May 2014
***11
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London

Not for beginners: Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at ENO

By , 13 February 2014
****1
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New York City

Fear and loathing at the Met: Rigoletto in Las Vegas

By , 11 November 2013
***11
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London

The LSO opens the season with a thrilling performance of Verdi's Rigoletto

By , 15 September 2013
****1
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Baltimore

Traditional Rigoletto in Baltimore: A tribute to Verdi

By , 17 May 2013
***11
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Dresden

A dream cast: Rigoletto at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 30 March 2013
***11
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Chicago

Verdi's Rigoletto at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 25 February 2013
***11
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New York City

Rigoletto in flashing neon lights at the Met in HD

By , 16 February 2013
****1
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Hamilton

Rigoletto as a modern office drama from Opera Hamilton

By , 20 October 2012
***11
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San Francisco

Opera in the ballpark: Rigoletto at the home of the San Francisco Giants

By , 15 September 2012
***11
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San Francisco

San Francisco Opera opens 90th season with Rigoletto

By , 08 September 2012
**111
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Los Angeles

Verdi's Rigoletto at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Phil and Dudamel

By , 12 August 2012
****1
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Skipton

Rigoletto at Skipton Town Hall shows Heritage Opera at its best

By , 14 April 2012
****1
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London

Rigoletto at the Royal Opera

By , 30 March 2012
****1
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London

The Royal Opera House celebrate Placido Domingo's forty years of Covent Garden performances

By , 27 October 2011
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Toronto

Rigoletto from Canadian Opera Company

By , 29 September 2011
***11
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Vienna

Luc Bondy's dark Festwochen Rigoletto in Vienna

By , 29 May 2011
***11
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London

Rigoletto at Covent Garden - Gavanelli and McVicar ride again

By , 16 October 2010
***11
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Leo Nucci (Rigoletto) © Foto Ennevi/Fondazione Arena di Verona
Verona

Terne Rigoletto aux Arènes de Vérone

By , 27 July 2017
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) © Philippe Gromelle
Orange

Nadine Sierra sauve Rigoletto aux Chorégies

By , 08 July 2017
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Nadine Sierra (Gilda) © Charles Duprat | Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l'Opéra Bastille: une fulgurante et lumineuse malédiction

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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Carlos Álvarez (Rigoletto), Javier Camarena (Duque de Mantua) y el Coro del Teatre del Liceu © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Álvarez y Camarena coronan un Rigoletto de altura en el Liceu

By , 21 March 2017
****1
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