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Tweets and photos of last night’s Rigoletto performance:

  • “Superb #rigoletto at @RoyalOperaHouse last night. Simon Keenlyside vocally mellifluous, dramatically incisive.”
  • “Superb singing and acting from Simon Keenlyside in #ROHrigoletto. And that was a surprisingly, ahem, vigorous orgy scene in the first act…”
  • “Fantastic #ROHRigoletto – barns were most definitely stormed. Loved Kurzak’s Gilda and Keenlyside’s Rigoletto. Great start to season.”
  • “Impressive singing from Keenlyside, Kurzak and Pirgu in another great @RoyalOperaHouse Verdi evening. Bravo.”
  • #Rigoletto – still hate the plot, and not crazy about @TheRoyalOpera staging, but the singing by Keenlyside and Kurzak is out of this world.”
  • “Bravi to all cast  #ROHrigoletto last night @TheRoyalOpera. Pirgu superb, magnificent singing Keenlyside and Kurzak were outstanding.”
  • “Magnificent #ROHrigoletto. Superb singing, great conducting. Keenlyside and Kurzak were outstanding. Not to be missed. Great drama.”
  • #ROHrigoletto last night at @RoyalOperaHouse fantastic – Keenlyside stole the show for me”

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First information of Simon’s new CD – expected release date 01 November – click on photo to see more …

chandos-cover-musicalyou may preorder via Presto Classical

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  • “@TheRoyalOpera Motherhood has not diminished Alek Kurzak; she was amazing in #ROHrigoletto. Simon Keenlyside the best I’ve ever seen him.
  • “Curtain call for Rigoletto at Covent Garden #ROHRigoletto Simon Keenlyside as Rigoletto and Aleksandra Kurzak as …”   http://t.co/pqrHXjIujR
  • “Simon Keenlyside’s portrayal of Rigoletto & Aleksandra Kurzak’s as Gilda at Covent Garden good as Sherrill Milnes & Joan Sutherland in 1976″

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22 September 2014: New review of Macbeth CD

by Petra on 22 September 2014

Great new review of Simon’s Macbeth CD.

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More photos, Tweets and curtain call photos of yesterday’s matinee performance

  • “Was really glad to hear Keenlyside in the title role though, specially in this awesome act 2. #ROHRigoletto”
  • “Keenlyside’s #Rigoletto is dark and fascinating as a malevolent spider, yet your heart breaks for the doting, devastated father.”
  • “thoroughly enjoyed Rigoletto. Simon Keenlyside was outstanding as was Aleksandra Kurzak. Great start for my season”
  • “Simon Keenlyside is an extraordinary Rigoletto who expresses his life’s ironies with sublety and grace. Still on a high “
  • “Curtain call pic #ROHrigoletto Thrilling start to the new ROH season for me

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Some Tweets about yesterday’s second Rigoletto at ROH:

  • “Just saw Simon Keenlyside sing Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House! He was AMAZING!!”
  • “Behind the bravado of Rigoletto, Simon Keenlyside showed him to be heartbreakingly vulnerable at ROH tonight.
  • “Lukewarm about #ROHrigoletto this eve. Some soggy entries and unstructured stand-and-deliver singing. Keenlyside, however, is divine.”
  • “Well, Keenlyside is a genius, as usual. Not really the ‘right’ voice, but the intensity and attention to detail make up for it”
  • “”Sometimes one just needs A Night at the Opera, and of course Mr Keenlyside in Rigoletto”
  • “Old-fashioned Verdi baritone” be damned, Keenlyside’s Cortigiani was one of the most thrilling things I’ve seen.”
  • “SK clever and elegant singer well paced & v well negotiated lovely soft lyrical line”

Curtain call -15-9-14-KyokoCurtain call photo published on Twitter by Kyoko

And more curtain call photos of second Rigoletto …. click on photo below to see more …

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Several reviews of Rigoletto are added on the performance page.

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Some photos and a video of the curtain calls of yesterday’s first performance of the Rigoletto series. Click on photo to see more …

video posted on Twitter by Kyoko

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Lots of wonderful Rigoletto photos on Simon’s ROH page – thanks Gudrun

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Saimir Pirgu published the first photos of ROH Rigoletto on his Facebook page.

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5 September 2014: Top price tickets sold …

by Petra on 5 September 2014

Top price tickets for the concert in Chipping Campden on 20 October are now sold out and other prices are selling fast! The new booking form is attached: booking form

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