Movie Reviews

First Emperor

By kati
It is a privilege to be able to "go to the Met" even when you live in California and see such a pioneering and exciting new production. Great voices, good story, fantastic costumes and good...

Dramatic Spectacle

By doctorsnack
Remarkable production wedding artistic genius of East and West. Sumptuous costumes and fascinating melodies plus Domingo make this one to catch....

The First Emperor

By mmovies7
Seeing an opera on the big screen is an entirely different experience than seeing one at the Met or at a local opera house. The larger than life projection, with excellent sound and sight, is an...

The First Emperor

By knightatopera
Interesting -much better than being at the Met. Close up shots great. Down side are some background noise or voices on stage.. But it was interesting to hear the prompter at one point. Would do...

The First Emoeror Encore

By morris_cove
exciting costumes, staging, and singing, but a bit too long....

The First Emporer

By drjimtex
The Met in local theater's is wonderful, and in the Opera world, it is the summit - the staging and singing in this production is outstanding....

The First Emperor

By mdunnart
Beautiful sets and singing. I thought the last part of the opera dragged and wasn't as inspiring as the first two acts. Nevertheless it was breathtaking to be able to see the Met at such a close...

First Emperor

By pallen
It's laudable of you to show this stupendous opera production. Please don't be discouraged by the low attendance. The audience must soon grow for great opera performances. Thank you. I was annoyed...

The First Emperor

By janilu
A very good opera movie - visually stunning and musically first rate. Contemporary music, especially opera, is not an "easy" genre, but I'd recommend this one to anybody with open ears....

The First Emperor

By mickey_mouser55
Seeing the movie is the next best thing if you were unable to see it in person at the Met. All the performers were fantastic, especially my favorite tenor, Mr. Placido Domingo!...