New take on classic opera boxes clever

Review: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. ’Reilly Theatre, Dublin. Opera Theatre Company. Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan

31st May, 2015
New take on classic opera boxes clever
Luciano Botelho performs La Donna é Mobile in a boxing ring

A notice excluding under-18s because of adult stuff inside was stuck on the entrance door for this “reimagined’’ version of Verdi’s Rigoletto. A frisson of excitement rippled through me – but not for long.

The moral hazard turned out to be nothing more than wiggling babes in swimsuits of the sort you can see most evenings on KO TV. Possibly the lead tenor was also considered a moral risk...

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