Our “exceptional” ★★★★★ (The Telegraph) new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto is now open! Here’s what some of the opening night audience had to say.
A simply wonderful Rigoletto from @Opera_North last night. Felt privileged to be present. Jasmine Habersham was astonishing, she and Eric Greene both brought me to tears.
— Nick Miles 💙 (@Nick_Miles_) January 23, 2022
@Opera_North simply the best Rigoletto I’ve seen anywhere. Never has the “Gaultier Malde” aria brought me to tears before, but Jasmine Habersham is truly sublime. Brava indeed!
— Cameron Robson (@cameronuk2001) January 22, 2022
— TracyBrabin (@TracyBrabin) January 22, 2022
A superb evening. Excellent performances of clarity, sensitivity and power by all the lead singers, especially Eric Greene and Jasmine Habersham. Perfect sound balance of singers and orchestra. Fascinating staging. Best zebra in a Verdi opera.
— Roger Ellis (@RogerMartin145) January 29, 2022
Congratulations to all @operanorthnh for #ONRigoletto last night. Musical and visceral. My partner almost screamed when Rigoletto went to open the sleeping bag containing the body of… (no spoilers here!)
— Carl Clayton (@Librarycarl) January 23, 2022
— Nick Garrett (@thepetersreview) January 22, 2022
Glorious singing and acting and costumes – couldn’t have enjoyed it more except it made me rather miserable; shows how good it was!
— Barbara Penny (@BarbaraPenny10) January 23, 2022
Wow – a fantastic first visit! Superb playing and lots of real emotion in the up to date story… best of all the tickets are free for under 20’s! If you’re considering it – Go!!! @GarryWalker74 @femielufowojujr pic.twitter.com/wlKddT6O1j
— Ben Long (@benedictjlong) January 29, 2022
@Opera_North Rigoletto last night. Wow, wow, wow! What a fantastic evening. From start to finish this was an absolute feast of a production! Beautiful both to watch and to listen to. Daring, dramatic, divine. 11 out of 10! ❤️👏
— Brad Girl 1 (@CatherineMarker) January 23, 2022
An excellent performance. Stunning sets, powerful performances and some memorable moments, courtesy of Director Femi Elufowoju Jnr. Congratulations to all involved!
— Steven Downs #JOHNSONOUT#FBPE#Progressivealliance (@StevenDowns2020) January 23, 2022
Remains a thrill to be back at the theatre post Covid-19 & #ONRigoletto is really quite fantastic. Loved the vibrant set & Jasmine Habersham’s performance in particular. Also a reminder that ‘arts belong to everyone’ to hear a tune often sung in football stands. @Opera_North pic.twitter.com/Sl0UA2CEK4
— Eve Roodhouse (@eveyroo) January 23, 2022
Fantastic production Saturday night. Wonderful to see and hear such voices, such imagination and characterisation. Loved it! #ONRigoletto
— Angharad Thomas (@angharadtphd) January 24, 2022