• Released
  • July 10, 2013
  • NR , 3 hr 5 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

Movie Reviews

The Met's (and Rossini's) Worst Opera?

By rspear
No wonder this opera isn't done often: it's surprising to say that Rosini's music is a bore, but here it is, for three tedious hours; the libretto is even worse, so banal and repetitious. Mary...

Armida was very enjoyable

By momto1FL
The three hours passed very quickly! Amazing voices by everyone in the cast; a wonderful evening of music. Would see again and definitely recommend! Renee Fleming was outstanding. Sets were a...


By sabrinafire
Highly enjoyed this production. I am a huge fan of Renee Fleming and she was sublime. The Opera in HD offering are great because I can see them in my home town. This also interview the stars and...


By opera-loverindeed
I love being able to see Met operas live on screen. I was not familiar with Armida, but it had six wonderful tenors, the best ballet scene I've ever seen in an opera, and Renee Fleming whom I've...

Armida from the Met, Encore

By lindaslookout
For such a silly plot (like many operas) this Rossini 'Armida' was marvelously done with superb singing (and acting, amusingly overdone) from the two lovers. Renee Fleming as Armida the witch...


By levittleon
The essential for great music are there: A great score by Rossini, wonderful singers headed by the incomparable Renee Fleming; excellent stage direction, attractive and unique costuming. But, of...


By gomezgon
I have the pleasure to see armada w/ fleming (2010). I consider a wonderful presentation and the actors were excellent as well as the choreography and the orchet. director unsuperable.thanks...


By nancywhitener
If I weren't already an opera fan, this Met performance of Armida would have convinced me of the wonder of the opera. It was the absolute best I have ever seen. The staging, costumes, performers,...


By cwcook
Wonderful opera with Renee Fleming performing one of her most challenging roles to perfection....


By PatS2081
Rossini's style of writing requires the singer to be in great physical shape to withstand the vocal gymnastics: trills, roulades and runs. Consequently, this particular opera isn't attempted as...

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