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Perez Reviews - The New Rigoletto at the Met Opera

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!

So VISCERAL!!!!

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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Diane Kruger Is Seksi In Satin At The Metropolitan Opera

Diane Kruger poses with Prabal Gurung in one of his gorgeous designs at the Metropolitan Opera!

How AH-mazing is this dress on her?

Diane Kruger looked absolutely sensational last night at the Metropolitan Opera season opening production of Eugene Onegin in New York City.

The German beauty wowed in a black, white, and red satin Prabal Gurung dress paired with white Casadei pumps, which were fully visible thanks to the skirt's high-low hem.

A single bracelet and onyx earrings from Chris Habana were her only items of jewelry, and a sleek up ‘do completed her ensemble.

Our only question is: where the heck was Joshua Jackson? We hope he didn’t miss out on this gorge outfit!!

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Zac Posen Scores Two Super Dates To The Met

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A Zac Posen sandwich has never looked so good!

The designer strolled up to the opening of 'L'Elisir D'Amore' at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center on Monday, with not one, but TWO dates.

Dressed in a tailored navy tux, the Zac was flanked by two of his favorite supermodels, Crystal Renn and Erin O'Connor, both wearing gorgeous gowns from his Resort 2013 collection.

Crystal and Erin look stunning! And Zac doesn't look so bad himself.

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Courtney Love Is A Beaded Marchesa Beauty At The Opera

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This is definitely an upgrade from leather and untied shoe laces!!

Courtney Love arrived at NYC's Lincoln Center on Monday for the Met's season opening of 'L'Elisir D'Amore' looking tres elegante!

The Hole-y rocker dazzled in a black embellished Marchesa gown with sheer sleeves, silver heels and metallic clutch.

It's nice to see that Courtney can in fact look classy without throwing her boobs all up in everyone's face.

Well done!

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Camilla Vs. Chloe: Who Wore It Better???

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Left: Camilla Belle at the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Armida in 2010. Right: Chloe Moretz at the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Manon on Monday night.

Both ladies are wearing the same Yves Saint Laurent gown the same event 2 years apart. So you tell us…

Who do U think wore it better???

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Who do U think wore it better???

  • Chloe (7%)
  • Camilla (93%)

Total Votes: 9,265

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Kylie Vs. Emmy: Who Wore It Better???

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Left: Kylie Minogue at the 2012 BRIT Awards last month. Right: Emmy Rossum at the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Manon on Monday night.

Both ladies are wearing the same Yves Saint Laurent Edition Soir gown a month apart. So tell us…

Who wore YSL better???

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Who wore YSL better???

  • Emmy (21%)
  • Kylie (79%)

Total Votes: 7,794

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January Jones Underwhelms In YSL

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January Jones was one of the many celebrities at the premiere of Jules Massenet's Manon at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night.

Mad Men's Betty Francis was dressed in a black Yves Saint Laurent floor-length gown with chain detailing and black YSL peep-toe pumps.

Other than the cutout in the back, there's nothing remotely sexy about this dress. In fact, it kinda comes off as matronly, which is unfortunate for such a pretty young thing like January.

What do U think???

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