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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
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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
****1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
***11
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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
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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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James Gaffigan © Mat Hennek
Amsterdam

James Gaffigan conducts a full-blooded Rigoletto at the Concertgebouw

By , 14 March 2015
****1
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© Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Rigoletto in Munich features good music, but little else

By , 08 November 2014
**111
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Piero Pretti (Il duca di Mantova) © Corrado Maria Falsini | Teatro dell-Opera di Roma
Rome

A gloomy but effective Rigoletto in Rome

By , 31 October 2014
***11
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Simon Keenlyside (Rigoletto) © Catherine Ashmore
London

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

By , 12 September 2014
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Daniel Joy (Duke of Mantua) and Oliver Gibbs (Rigoletto) © Kate Van Rijswijk
London

Minimalise this: Rigoletto by Opera Loki

By , 04 September 2014
***11
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Gianluca Terranova (Duke) and Giorgio Caoduro (Rigoletto) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

A scarlet and black Rigoletto captures the passions in Sydney

By , 02 July 2014
****1
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Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto) © Bernd Uhlig
Brussels

Off with the motley: Rigoletto at La Monnaie

By , 20 May 2014
***11
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Anna Christy and Quinn Kelsey © Alastair Muir
London

Not for beginners: Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at ENO

By , 13 February 2014
****1
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©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Fear and loathing at the Met: Rigoletto in Las Vegas

By , 11 November 2013
***11
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Gianandrea Noseda  ©  Giovanni Caccamo by kind permission of Ermenegildo Zegna
London

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

By , 15 September 2013
****1
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©  Rich Riggins
Baltimore

Traditional Rigoletto in Baltimore: A tribute to Verdi

By , 17 May 2013
***11
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

A dream cast: Rigoletto at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 30 March 2013
***11
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Albina Shagimuratova, Andrzej Dobber  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Verdi's Rigoletto at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 25 February 2013
***11
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Piotr Beczala as the Duke and Željko Lucic as Rigoletto  ©  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera. Taken during the rehearsal on January 22, 2013 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
New York City

Rigoletto in flashing neon lights at the Met in HD

By , 16 February 2013
****1
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Jason Howard  ©  Peter Oleskevich
Hamilton

Rigoletto as a modern office drama from Opera Hamilton

By , 20 October 2012
***11
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Jessica McMillan
San Francisco

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

By , 15 September 2012
***11
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Marco Vratogna (Rigoletto) and Albina Shagimuratova (Gilda)  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

San Francisco Opera opens 90th season with Rigoletto

By , 08 September 2012
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Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl  ©  Mathew Imaging
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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Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto  ©  ROH 2012 / Johan Persson
London

Rigoletto at the Royal Opera

By , 30 March 2012
****1
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Perez and Domingo  ©  Royal Opera House / Catherine Ashmore
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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©  Ruth Walz
Vienna

Luc Bondy's dark Festwochen Rigoletto in Vienna

By , 29 May 2011
***11
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Paolo Gavanelli as Rigoletto  ©  Clive Barda
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
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Gilda (Olga Peretyatko) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra de Paris
Paris

Rigoletto à l’Opéra Bastille : la benedizione !

By , 14 April 2016
****1
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Leo Nucci © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Crónica de un bis anunciado: Nucci protagoniza Rigoletto en el Teatro Real

By , 30 November 2015
****1
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