By Stephen Pollard, October 14, 2010
Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House is a mixed bag. To give it its due, it is gripping and certainly a terrific night out. But there is something missing.
The first act, in the Duke's palace, does not quite come off. It is all very busy, but in David McVicar's production the orgy leaves nothing to the imagination, which actually has the effect of diluting the impact of the music.