It looks like you made it to the bigtime, even getting a mention in The Denver Post for your opinions about The Barber of
Seville. It's unfortunate that Opera Colorado didn't give you a couple of complementary tickets. If they had, you could have
gone to see Rigoletto.
I think that you would have really enjoyed their 'updated' staging of Rigoletto. OK, maybe there would have been one or two
items that bothered you. Such as they forget that Rigoletto is supposed to be a cripple, and instead he was the biggest,
toughest guy on the stage who pushed around the other characters (maybe they should have given him a cane?). And
that the Duke, the richest, most powerful man in the city, had a house whose walls were apparently made of corrugated tin.
And, since they portrayed all the female characters except for Rigoletto's daugher as prostitutes, it did lead to a little confusion
about why men who frequented prostitutes would be outraged by another man having a mistress. OK, and why Rigoletto's
daughter, after seeing the Duke cavorting with prostitutes, one of whom she knew to be a hitman's sister, still wanted to die to
save his life wasn't fully explained.
You sure missed a good show - NOT.