We asked Emma Matthews to share her thoughts from the rehearsal room after today’s first dress rehearsal of Rigoletto.
“Today we have a double Piano Dress rehearsal (where the cast rehearse in full costume on the full set for the first time, accompanied by a piano). The stage mechs have set up the incredible set, and triple-checked everything. Such a great group of hard workers!
Here are some of them before the morning call had started:
This morning we did Act 1 … I loved every second. I conquered my top E, three times! So exhilarating! The Men’s Chorus sound fabulous – we’re lucky to have such a supportive great ensemble. There are actor ladies in this show and they are going to knock your socks off – such stunning girls!
Lock up your husbands:
This is a stunning production, very dark and broody.
Gianluca Terranova is now singing with the men’s chorus. They’re telling him they have a surprise for him (Horrible men!) … and I’m in his room waiting for him.
Off to be seduced and killed now … What a life!
Emma Matthews will be sharing her thoughts from the Rigoletto rehearsals and first few performances over the next few weeks.