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The Met’s ‘Rigoletto’ Brought in 2022 Against All Odds

Whilst the extremely expected revival of The Track Guy idles looking forward to the restoration from COVID of its stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster and different Broadway presentations have closed both briefly or completely, the Metropolitan Opera defied Omicron to provide its annual New 12 months’s Eve gala Friday night time. If the group was once sparser and no more nattily dressed than in earlier years, enthusiastically thankful applause greeted the excellent forged and conductor after the premiere of the corporate’s new model of Verdi’s cherished vintage Rigoletto. Earlier than a celebratory bathe of glittering confetti fell from the ceiling, the reaction was once decidedly extra tepid for the manufacturing workforce as but as soon as once more director Bartlett Sher demonstrated little affinity for opera.
One of the vital extra baffling options of Peter Gelb’s reign has been his propensity to ask over and over again the similar administrators whose limp, unimaginative productions fail to problem Met audiences. Rigoletto is Sher’s 8th venture for the corporate, whilst this season additionally hosts Mary Zimmerman’s 5th and Sir David McVicar’s 11th! Gelb has been understandably wary given the aggressively unfavorable reactions towards Luc Bondy’s brutal reimagining of Tosca and Willy Decker’s spare, recent L. a. Traviata. However each were abruptly changed by way of extra conservative productions by way of McVicar and Michael Mayer, respectively.

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