• Released
  • July 17, 2013
  • NR , 2 hr 30 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

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GOOD PERFORMANCE, BAD SOUND

By laf431
Written May 03, 2012
The opera was wonderful. The new staging allowed the viewer to really concentrate on the music. HOWEVER, THE SOUND WAS VERY POOR. THE SPEAKERS WERE ONLY IN THE FRONT OF THE THEATER AND THE FIDELITY AND QUALITY OF THE AUDIO WAS REALLY POOR. I've seen opera at this theater before but the performance was moved to a smaller theater which did not have surround sound.
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Dessay is glorious heroine in stunning production

By mimiphm
Written October 29, 2014
Outstanding voice, beautiful, terrific actress - what more can you ask of her? Hvorostovsky holds his own vocally (and he sure is handsome!) as the stern father. Polenzani sings beautifully as Alfredo but the role is wimpy, the weakest part of the opera. I'd enjoy seeing him in other things. See it by all means.
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La Traviata

By dkzajac
Written May 03, 2012
I've seen this opera with a traditional setting. This setting was very imaginative and edgy. I liked the change, but I'm also glad I saw the other. The singers were wonderful. I felt that the two leads had trouble acting at times. But, overall, it was a good experience.
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creative staging, great voices

By adeliscool
Written May 03, 2012
Another brilliant Met production! The only complaint I have is NOT with the Met but with the opera itself. I know. It's a classic. I just don't like the choppy plot. Characters do things for no apparent reason. And her big scene at the end: That part got tedious. The staging is marvelous. The set becomes part of the "play," and I like that. The father's makeup needed a bit of aging. The gray wig was not enough. Soaring vocals!
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La Traviata

By hytime
Written May 03, 2012
While the story of La Traviata makes for an enduring classic, I missed the pageantry in this presentation. The staging is modern and stark and I found it to visually unexciting. The performances were suburb.
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