Rigoletto's Italian Dressing

Rigoletto's Italian Dressing

When costumer Marie Anne Chiment and director Linda Brovsky were deciding where to set Seattle Opera's production of Rigoletto, they had an unusal guide — the opera still had the scenery for a previous production set in renaissance Italy and it would be very fiscally responsible of them to try and use the same set. Chiment figured that 2004 Italian architecture was around in the 1500s … or even the 1930s, during Mussolini's reign. “We looked for a time in his

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