Waitresses in skimpy costumes and blue tights...just what Verdi wanted. Ever since these simulcasts started, I've been waiting for Rigoletto. And when it finally does come, what do we get? The Rat Pack. Bleaggh.

But Lucic was fantastic...oh, he was good! It was well worth putting up with the Las Vegas glitz just to hear him. Beczala had a rocky start but quickly settled into the role. Diana Damrau sings real purty but she can't act worth a hoot. All of which is just IMO, of course.