By lmaturo
Written May 10, 2012
Great Wagner opera. I can't wait to see the rest of the ring cycle. Great acting, great music, and great singing. Best of all it had the most awesome ending. Wow!
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Great New Ring

By kohnybony
Written May 10, 2012
Well done, well sung, well staged. Bryn Terfel is the next great Wotan.
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Das Rheingold

By mimimom
Written May 10, 2012
The surprise of this replay of the MetOpera Live in HD was that without intermissions, yes, it was a long time to sit, but instead of the 4 hours and 10 minutes for the live performance, this was only 3 hours! The quality of the performance is extraordinary, the music sublime, and the acting convincing. Bryn Terfel as Wotan is a bit short on emotional communication, but as the head god, perhaps he's just like that. The Rhinemaidens, Albrecht, Fricka, Erda and Loge all showed their extraordinary voices up to this demanding production. Highly enjoyable. The set is also star quality, truly remarkable as a device ("The Machine"), and watching it a second time gave the opportunity for me to appreciate the genius of Robert LePage in designing and directing the centerpiece of the stage. Seeing "Wagner's Dream" earlier this week had me primed for seeing the mechanical and artistic marvel that LePage created. Very glad I went!
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Wonderful Experience

By operabuf
Written May 10, 2012
Outstanding use of the very creative scenery! The singing as always was superb! Looking forward with great anticipation to the next performance in the cycle on Monday!
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Das Rheingold/ICON theatres

By ceepers63
Written May 10, 2012
First, this is the 3rd time I've seen Rheingold. So, obviously it's wonderful. My problem is with the theatre. Ist they started to show Die Walkure instead of Rheingold. After I informed then it was recified quickly. when I got there, there must have been a screening for another film. There was a guy there, without asking me what I was there for, tried to direct me to a long line for the screening. and they need to have free refills for Large sodas and popcorn like the other chains. I won't be going back.
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