Blown away by the entire production -- each element was carefully crafted and thought out to reinforce the underlying concept around the theme "family secrets." I am excited to see the continued evolution of this work!
Rigoletto and the cast were amazing!
The cast of Rigoletto really brought their A game. The singing was fantastic and very entertaining.
Rigoletto at Duke Energy Center was awesome
It was a wonderful performance by the North Carolina Opera. The sound was awesome and my seats were great too. I have never been to a bad performance by the NC Opera. I always enjoy myself.
An Opera for everybody
Rigoletto is a great opera for those who are not sure they like operas. It is a good story with familiar songs (music that everyone has heard before). Except for the strange and totally superfluous second intermission and one loud and long set change, the show runs smoothly and the patron is always engaged. The seating is tight and cramped. At 90 bucks a crack, this was disappointing. But, the DECPA has easy access and parking is plentiful. The actress who portrayed Gilda was amazing. She was beautiful in appearance and her voice was magical. A memorable performance.
We were amazed and delighted by the heights the performance achieved. Musically and emotionally overwhelming! Jacqueline Echols is superb - her Cara Nome was absolutely beautiful. Malcolm Mackenzie was a powerful Rigoletto. The Duke had a beautiful voice; the whole cast was excellent. The orchestra sounded excellent and the conductor did a perfect job. We'll be eager to see more NC Opera productions.
Rigoletto was very moving!
It was my first opera, and it was fantastic! I appreciated the translation screen.
More elaborate than I expected, what a wonderful surprise. First time opera in Raleigh. Rigoletto and Gilda were suberb. Great performance, I will definitely do this again.
Great performance overall, both the orchestra and actors. Now let’s bring down south Nabucco and Aida.
Fun with Rigoletto?
Rigoletto is a tragic opera. It is not funny. But if you want a fun time at the opera, you should see this show. The conductor worked hard for his money - he never let the tempo drag. The singers were technically excellent. The acting and staging made sense and enhanced the story line. Choral singing and dancing were seamless. My companion who usually naps soundly during any opera, stayed awake and enjoyed the show! There was a little unprofessional banging and clanging backstage during a scene change, but other than that, it was first rate. Next NC Opera show - I'll be there. You should try it too.
The performers were spectacular. Very engaging and I would definitely return for another show.