Most of us read Shakespeare plays at school. It was decades ago that I studied this dark story
exposing the depths of evil and destructiveness of jealously. To see it so brilliantly presented through exquisite and haunting music was both thrilling and draining. Rene Fleming always amazes and her irresistible portrayal of innocence and strength was balanced by fabulous central characters and a remarkable chorus and orchestra. Iago was so real and downright scary, that you forgot he was a character being 'played' by a fine singer and excellent actor.
found this review helpful
Staging was bold and dramatic, BUT, was change only for the sake of change. The goal seemed to be:
'Be different at any cost'. And costly it was! This interpretation showed a lack of respect and sensitivity to Verdi. Decker's work is more about himself than the composer -- so the changes (such as the "all male" chorus) struck us as unintelligent and pointless. We are great fans of the Met, but believe this interpretation is sadly lacking. Closing one's eyes and listening to the music was the best approach.
Please sign in or create an account to rate movies.
You can also use your Facebook account info to sign in.
Enter the e-mail address you used when you created your Fandango Account and click continue.
All comments are subject to echobendopera's approval.
200 Characters Max
Fandango, the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times. Know before you go to the theater, watch HD movie trailers and videos in the highest quality available. Find movie reviews, theater listings, and detailed information about new and upcoming films. If you're interested in DVDs, visit our DVD section for reviews, movie photos, trailers, and more.
Copyright © 2013 Fandango. All rights reserved. Your Personal Box Office