Florida Grand Opera
"A powerful and memorable Rigoletto" SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW
Director: Jeffrey Marc Buchman
Choreographer: Rosa Mercedes
Lighting Designer: Donald Edmund Thomas
Set Design: Allen Charles Klein
Rigoletto: Mark Walters
Gilda: Nadine Sierra
Duke: Michael Fabiano
Sparafucile: Kevin Langan
Maddalena: Dana Beth Miller
Monterone: Joo Won Kang
"Florida Grand Opera's production offered everything one could want in a production of this work - brilliant performances in starring roles, stirring orchestral playing, assured stage direction and opulent sets - all coming together for a powerful evening of opera."
"Stage director Jeffrey Marc Buchman has mastered an art beyond the powers of many directors."
SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICA REVIEW
"Extraordinary work from stage director Jeffrey Marc Buchman... one of the best offerings this city has seen."
DIARIO LAS AMERICAS
"At once beautiful, powerful and heartbreaking. The spell is cast the moment the music begins, and is not broken until after the final crashing notes."
SOUTH FLORIDA OPERA SCENE
"The slate of singers under the strong direction of Jeffrey Buchman took full command of Verdi's score. Buchman’s choice to have a ghostly vision appear rather than having Gilda rise up one last time before dying, was brought to chilling effect."
"Outstanding production... an excellent and truly remarkable performance. The piece was mounted flawlessly to lure the audience to experience, along with the characters, obsession, mockery, desire and revenge. A little laughter and joy during act one in a brimming theatre, gradually transformed into sorrow and grief, as a tragic ending was dreadfully witnessed."
THE ETIQUETTE GIRL