So the set and singing are great. The lady sitting in front of me with the huge hair and the squirming kid sitting next to me? Not so great. His parents have dressed him in a suit and at one point he looked he was about to pass out. He's acting like opera is his Kryptonite.
Some random thoughts as we're getting gawked at by the crowd..... A fellow in a suit is asking what we're writing about him. We weren't but now we are. Hi, sir. This is what I'm writing about you. Ummmmm.....nice jacket? The typed-out dialog above the stage is called super script. The backstage staff uses Keynote and has to manually hit a button to make each line pop up to keep the pace with the performers. Poor Rigaletto. His daughter just got nabbed by that nefarious duke. He is so nefarious. In her nightgown no less. People are actually picking up the business cards I've had sitting around forever. Hooray! Some plot holes: why does Rigaletto wind up blindfolded at the top of the ladder? And why did the duke have to use a mob to kidnap his daughter when he's already seduced her? The motivations....so confusing.