Just realized I never posted about my last weekend trip! I generally liked Las Vegas Rigoletto, but I was bored at times in house. This is why I love HDs - you get close ups, so you are not bored by lack of action on stage (or being too far from it). Curious to see the HD encore as poor eljko Lučić's Rigoletto seemed a poor fit for Las Vegas. Sadly, he sounded OK, but not better and possibly worse than Damrau/Beczala/Kocán - not good for a title role! Not sure I was buying Sinatra-styled Beczala as the Duke-womanizer, but he was totally believable in his duet with Gilda Also curious where the cameras were in the 3rd act when Maddalena seduces the Duke. There was some hot action going on on the couch =) (And I still can't forgive the camerawork in Les Troyens for robbing us of major Dido & Aeneas (i.e. Graham/Hymel) smooching YES and not just looked - SOUNDED fantastic! And Yes. Loved that little pole-swinging Pole moment Not all of us live in NYC Ehh... PS. I did see Parsifal on Monday. Musically, couldn't have asked for a better introduction. Need to read the production notes and prepare better for the HD.