Rigoletto creates a bit of history

Classical notes

9th May, 2015
Rigoletto creates a bit of history
Brazilian tenor Luciano Botelho plays the Duke of Mantua in the Opera Theatre Company’s production of RigolettoLuciano Trabalho

It may seem strange, but the first opera to be premiered at the newly-named National Opera House in Wexford will not be by Wexford Festival Opera (WFO), but by Opera Theatre Company (OTC), when the nation’s touring body presents a new English-language version of Rigoletto.

No complaints about that. WFO had its day – or should I say, night – last October, when arts minister Heather Humphreys announced that Wexford’s long-cherished dream of...

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