Written July 30, 2016
A wonderful experience. I have seen Carmen in a live production, but this is a very different experience. You can not only hear the music, but also see the acting, face expressions and movements. Elina Garanca as Carmen is unbelievable. A great singer, beautiful and sexy. The dancing is top notch. Highly recommended.
Written May 04, 2016
The HD cinema version of the Met's lavish treatment of Bizet's classic was a delight. Elina Garanca, as Carmen, was in fine full voice and stunningly beautiful. The fine tenor Roberto Alagna was effective and moving as the hapless lover. Special commendation is due to the orchestra under French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin: the familiar score was presented with flash and style.
The large supporting cast of singers and dancers were superb, although the closeup shots of the TV production lost some of the staging effects. A series of set changes took us inside and outside the walls of Seville, into the mountains with the smugglers, and perhaps least realistically but most effectively into a tavern for key scenes, including the flower song by Alagna.
Written July 24, 2016
I saw this production for a second time after 3 years. I am still amazed at the versatility of talent. The acting ,singing ,dancing and music were simply incredible. Such a seductive Carmen! The work that must have gone into this achievement is mind boggling.
Written May 25, 2015
The production,the quality of the performances, the music, the interviews, were all byong highest expectations. We will be regular Met HD viewers. This was our third one. All amazing
Written February 11, 2016
Brilliantly done, especially the role of Carmen by mezzo Elina Garanca. I think I will purchase the DVD of this performance. Picture and sound are splendid.