I didn't hate it...but I saw Terfel do it live in London a few years ago and so I was making unfavorable comparisons... and I agree that the "updating" was not an improvement (as, alas, it seldom is IMHO...I didn't like the Vegas Rigoletto either). The Quickly, Meg and Alice were good, I thought, but Nannetta and Fenton a bit disappointing. Ford has a thankless role and didn't really do much to improve it.
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