From May, 2015

From the May Edition of Opera News ONLINE: Atlanta Opera’s Rigoletto

Rigoletto Atlanta Opera’s new Rigoletto (seen Feb. 28) sadly missed the mark, despite some exquisite singing. This co-production, previously seen at Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Omaha, was conceived by AO general and artistic director Tomer Zvulun, set designer John Conklin and costume designer Vita Tzykun. Seasoned opera lovers and neophytes alike could easily place this version of Verdi’s opera within Renaissance Italy, thanks to the ornate Elizabethan costumes delineated by Tzykun. The Countess Ceprano modeled a great farthingale underneath her sumptuous-looking gown, gingerly navigating around the stage, while the courtiers wore ebony period breeches and ruffled collars. Conklin’s set was a…