Written August 05, 2015
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 July 29, 2015
I'm new to opera and haven't become accustomed to the over-trained voices. But Natalie Dessay's voice is light and airy -- a sheer delight. How she can deliver those ethereal notes while lying on the floor, running around a room, or dying, is simply a miracle. I was breathless watching her, but fortunately she wasn't.
Written August 28, 2015
The Met did a fantastic job of staging/shooting this live performance, the problem is that watching opera at a movie theater sucks without people enforcing opera house rules. No one should be able to enter and obstruct views and disturb people while a song is in progress! No one should ever shout directions to the film booth from the audience WHILE A SONG IS IN PROGRESS. Theaters really need an usher or two, at least for the first act while morons figure out this is not Pacific Rim.
Written March 27, 2015
Great to be able to enjoy the Met right at your movie theater. Really enjoyed taking my 86 yr old mom who studied opera at Julliard and hadn't enjoyed this type of entertainment in 65 yrs! Another favorite of hers would be Rigoletto. Hope this can be enjoyed in this type of venue as well.
Written July 01, 2015
I'm more of a traditionalist and was surprised with this contemporary rendition of La Traviata. But after a few moments I got into the minimalistic sets and the subtleties of the performance. Dessay's voice was pleasing and had wonderful range. Also, the baritone voice of Hvorostovsky was notable.
I still prefer the traditional rendition and sets and I fondly remember Tebaldi, Price, and Moffo doing this role; but I appreciated Dessay nonetheless.