Beautiful sets and costumes. Mediocre music with no memorable arias. So-so singing. I can see
why it's only done once each generation or two. As the New York Times put it in their review, "...you are likely to wonder why anyone felt any of it was worth the bother."
I will no listen to it or watch it again.
What a deliciously EVIL Iago was Falk Struckmann!! And Renée Fleming both looked beautiful and was
in superb voice. Although Johan Botha could definitely use some exercise and a diet regimen, he was wonderful in the title role. Michael Fabiano looked the part of Captain Cassio and was in excellent voice. The entire cast also had fine dramatic acting capabilities, and the camera work and direction were most professional. Altogether an excellent Met HD Live production that should be added to every Blu-ray or iTunes library when it is finally released.
As ever, the Met offered a fine HD experience. The picture and sound were better that being at
Lincoln Center. There were more wide shots, and the picture was brighter than in previous seasons. We were MOST grateful that we could be seated immediately and didn't have to wait in line for an hour or more. Now if we only had reserved seating....
Thanks to the Hollywood 20, Fandango, and the Met sponsors for a fine experience.
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