This live broadcast of Manon was superlative. An excellent cast, highlighted by Anna Netrebco, did
Massanet proud. All the lead singers were not only in fine voice, but displayed excellent acting chops. The direction was crisp, the sound was outstanding and the backstage interviews were short, illuminating and to the point. All in all, a wonderful afternoon of opera.
Excellent production. Quality cast with superb voices. Very dark. The major problem with these
evening re-beroadcasts is that they continue to leave in the 20 minute intermissions between acts. At night, one only needs 2-3 minutes for a bathroom break and it seems like the broadcastrs could effectively be shortened (as were the summer re-broadcasts last summer) by eliminating (or radically shortening) the intermissions. I spoke with the theater manager and he said that the Met sends out the re-broadcasts so they are the only ones who could shorten them. They SHOULD!!!
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