Written September 03, 2014
What a great cast! Lots of fun. This is my favorite Verdi opera which I've seen several times at Lyric Opera of Chicago. But the opera translated very well onto the HD screen. Great!!
Written December 17, 2012
Opera has always been a mixed pleasure-very expensive to attend and unless one had top-notch seats it really was hard to enjoy.
These Met HD broadcasts are amazing and worth every penny. You can see and hear everything, they have great translations, great behind the scenes footage and interviews and spectacular staging, singing and sets.
Really makes opera fun and affordable.
Written December 16, 2012
Beautifully done. An absolutely superb soprano, Liudmyla Monastyrska. It has been a long time since I have heard such a devine voice. I went to the Live in HD performance yesterday - I wll go again when it repeats. And, the pair with Olga Borodina kept up the interest throughout the entire opera.
Mr. Alagna is a very good tenor, oh well.
Written September 16, 2014
The live broadcast of Aida was amazing! The actors were fabulous. I really enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes work between acts. It was fascinating to see how much work goes into the production.
Written July 29, 2014
After being nudged by a friend to attend Aida, I did so. Oh my gosh! I've since thanked him profusely. This was a wonderful experience, both in the visual presentation and the musical production. Such voices are surely difficult to match. Not anticipating the subtitles provided, I was thrilled to find them as they made the actions on stage so clear and meaningful. Obviously, I'm not qualified to make comparisons as this was my first operatic experience. I do know that it won't be my last.