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Perez Reviews - The New Rigoletto at the Met Opera

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We went to see Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera last year and we were very underwhelmed. It felt uninspired and too safe.

So we went Monday night to the Met to see their new production of Verdi's timeless Rigoletto with low to moderate expectations. And we were BLOWN AWAY!!!!

This is not your mother's opera!

Check out a song from the show above!

MANY liberties were taken with this production, helmed by Broadway director Michael Mayer. MM transported the show and set it in Las Vegas in the 1960s, and with that simple yet brilliant decision he injected this new Rigoletto with ten shots of adrenaline!

The entire cast seemed to be having so much FUN! And that score is just sooooooo good! From beginning to end!

The set design, Christine Jones, was stunning!

And while Dmitri Hvorotsky did a great job as the titular character, it is Irina Lungu and Matthew Polenzani who steal the show with their electric performances as the star-crossed lovers. Their duets in Act 1 were some of THE MOST THRILLING theatrical moments we have ever experienced!

So passionate!


The Met's new production of Rigoletto is a show (probably purposefully designed this way) that will appeal to the masses. And it is a show that must be seen!

We are still FEELING it!!!

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6 comments to “Perez Reviews - The New Rigoletto at the Met Opera”

  1. keeyth says – reply to this


    Re: Yeah Whatever Asshole – I thought he was on a subway train talking to a friend. These "reviews" are so horribly written. It's all about how he "feels" instead of painting a portrait and guiding a reader through it.

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  4. Chilll!!! says – reply to this


    DAMN! will you girls calm down? I'm thrilled Perez had a nice time at the opera and hope he comes back more often! In case you haven't noticed, opera in the U.S is sort of under-represented by pop culture, and if he wants to let readers who wouldn't normally attend opera know how great his experience was, let him!!

  5. Laura says – reply to this


    As an opera buff (and aspiring opera singer) myself, I am very happy to hear that Perez had a good time at the opera and wants to share his pleasant experience with others. Who cares if his review is not super detailed and does not get into the nitty gritty aspects of the performance. His job is not that of a professional opera critic. He was not trying to give a play by play of the performance, but rather a general idea of what the performance was like, and what emotions/thoughts it inspired. I personally think for this kind of review, that approach is great. Why? Because it gives the prospective opera goer an idea of what the show offers without giving everything away. It is wonderful if ANY person who goes to the opera (especially someone like Perez, who is in popular culture and therefore has a measure of influence) enjoys it so much that they want to share how it affected them. I hope you keep going to and enjoying operas, Perez! :)

  6. Florezrocks says – reply to this


    His name is Dmitri Hvorostovsky - a performer of his caliber should not be misspelled.