Overall, we enjoyed the Met performance of Otello. Both leads were very strong and carried the performance. I was a bit disappointed by Iago, however, He was a mite too old to play that part (although he sang it well.) Music was very well done, as was staging and acting.

More than a few people left the theatre during the intermission and did not return for Acts 3 and 4. I am not sure why.

Certainly this was a strong professional performance, but it wasn't the crowd-pleaser that we've come to expect.