I listened to the live stream of Rigoletto from the Met last night and was fascinated to hear the announcers discussing how ugly Dmitri Hvorostovsky looked in his Rigoletto costume. He is, of course, one of the most beautiful men in opera today. It took quite a bit of looking to locate this picture. I tuned in for Dmitri who was very intense in this role. His "Cortigiani" exuded violent rage such as I have not heard before.
There was an audience participation quiz in the intermission: what character in an opera joins the army during the opera? I made 2 suggestions, but evidently there are a lot more.