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5.8.15

Ionarts in Santa Fe: 'Daughter of the Regiment' / 'Rigoletto'


Bruce Sledge (Duke of Mantua) and chorus in Rigoletto, Santa Fe Opea (photo by Ken Howard)

Charles T. Downey, A sensational “Rigoletto” debut and uneven “La fille” at Santa Fe Opera (The Classical Review, August 5)
For one of its standard repertoire pieces this season, Santa Fe Opera has returned to Verdi’s Rigoletto for the first time since 2000, heard on Tuesday night. With a libretto drawn from Victor Hugo’s Le roi s’amuse, Verdi manages to make the two male lead characters, the title jester and the Duke of Mantua sympathetic, even when they are largely repulsive...
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SEE ALSO:
Zachary Woolfe, Santa Fe Opera Offers ‘The Daughter of the Regiment,’ ‘Rigoletto’ and ‘Salome’ (New York Times, August 7)

Scott Cantrell, Santa Fe’s ‘Rigoletto’ a feast for the ears, but not the eyes (Dallas Morning News, August 5)

John Stege, Napoleonic Tomfoolery: Getting regimented at the Opera (Santa Fe Reporter, July 8)

---, Voices, Voices, Voices: This Rigoletto’s a contender (Santa Fe Reporter, July 15)

James M. Keller, Season opens with Donizetti's ‘Daughter of the Regiment’ (Santa Fe New Mexican, July 4)

---, A dark and stormy night at SFO’s Rigoletto (Santa Fe New Mexican, July 5)

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