The Royal Opera - Rigoletto Reviews
4 June 2020
Simon Keenlyside (Rigoletto), Chorus
Aleksandra Kurzak (Gilda), Saimir Pirgu (Duke of Mantua)
Brindley Sherratt (Sparafucile)
General scene
Simon Keenlyside (Rigoletto), Aleksandra Kurzak (Gilda)

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Rigoletto

The Royal Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Keenlyside and Kurzak were glorious in the father-daughter duets
24 Sep 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
The reason to go is Simon Keenlyside
21 Sep 14 / The Observer
A startlingly physical slant on Verdi’s tragic jester
17 Sep 14 / The Guardian
Simon Keenlyside gives a superb performance in the title role
17 Sep 14 / Express
A few too many weaknesses in execution to make the evening truly memorable
17 Sep 14 / Music OMH
Every note is convincing
16 Sep 14 / Independent
Idiomatic or not, Keenlyside gives it his all and Kurzak shines in a patchy revival
16 Sep 14 / The Stage
Simon Keenlyside, making his house debut as the eponymous jester, was most severely challenged
15 Sep 14 / Opera Britannia
David McVicar's dark production of Verdi's ever-popular opera returns in a strongly-cast revival that is not without problems
14 Sep 14 / What's on Stage
A Royal Opera Rigoletto desperately in need of a shot of espresso
13 Sep 14 / Bachtrack
Production details
Cast
Pirgu/Pretti, Keenlyside/Platanias, Kurzak/Nakamura, Sherratt/Tsymbalyuk, Gringyte/Karyazina, Sikora, Holecek/Lee, Rock, Gomes, Kim, Howarth, Cliffe, Hazell
(c) Benini/Wynne Griffiths (d) McVicar
Performance dates
12, 15, 17, 20(m), 21(m), 23, 27, 30 September, 3, 6 October 2014
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