See it if you like a very clever production of Verdi's witty, funny and last opera. Well sung and staged. The opera bubbles with humor.
Don't see it if you like an opera with full arias. This opera is very unlike any other that Verdi ever wrote and it's the libretto by Boito that stands out. Read more
See it if you want to see a happy grand opera where nobody dies, with naturally beautiful music (it’s Verdi) beautifully sung and even well acted
Don't see it if you like your opera tragic, like most operas, because that makes them more powerful for some reason. The set is not great, just a big wall Read more
See it if You love Verdi. Though this Opera doesn’t really have one strong memorable song like other Verdi Operas. You want something light and funny
Don't see it if You love tragedy
See it if You love hearing great singers sing great music and if you want a taste of the comic side of Verdi.
Don't see it if You sit in the “cheap seats” - the sound was fine but it would have been more enjoyable to see the slapstick nuances and facial expressions.
See it if You like comedy old style and great singing ( M. Volle is fantastic)
Don't see it if You are not into long operas or Verdi in general
See it if You like opera, comedy, and want a good laugh
Don't see it if You don’t like opera, don’t want to read subtitles, are looking for a more serious story
See it if you always wanted to get introduced to opera experience, but not sure what to begin with
Don't see it if you expect a grandiose and epic story that will have you ponder the human condition for days
See it if you'd like to see a late Verdi masterpiece in a fine production.
Don't see it if you think that opera has to be serious. Read more