Written June 27, 2016
The production quality was great, the voices tremendous... was disappointed with the take the director took... such an ultra modern presentation. Was expecting more of a period piece. Will definitely return for other events! What a wonderful way to enjoy the arts!
Written February 11, 2016
Although, overall, I enjoyed this abviously, avant garde production, I found it a little off putting. Top notch singing all around. Dessay is stupendous. But I thought that Hvorostovsky did not portray the sympathy that I would have liked in the Germont role. He is a far better villain. And the production was a bit sterile for my taste.
Written July 25, 2016
La Traviata is my favorite opera - it is the most incredibly beautiful music. Natalie Dessay as brilliant as Violetta - the physicality of her performance along with her amazing soprano inspired the part beautifully. The modern, spare set as a little off-putting but the music was so spectacular that you could live with it. Opera lovers will really enjoy this. If someone is unfamiliar with opera and wants to learn - this is an excellent opportunity to begin. I could watch it again and again.
Written May 04, 2016
La Traviata, like Carmen and Riggoletto befoire it is an incredible experience. The visuals, the sound, the music, the acting is all amazing and the prices are so reasonabloe, compared to live performances
Written May 25, 2016
The performance was wonderful, but the sound at the theater (AMC Century City) was too loo loud and there was frequent background noise (AC?) that interfered with the music.