Written August 30, 2016
Outstanding performance, to say nothing of the production itself. The singing and acting were wonderful. I've seen several "Aida" productions and this was the very best!
Written October 28, 2016
This is a must go if you are an opera fan. This was our first experience with The Metropolitan Opera Live-HD. One would expect the sets and music to be great, but what makes the theater experience in some ways better than seeing it at the Met is the chance to hear interviews with the lead singers, the maestro, and key production staff. The closeup shots of the stars provide an intimacy not possible even you were in the front row of the Met. The intermissions are long, but it's fascinating to observe backstage as the crews move massive sets in place between acts. And what better opera to see for our initiation than AIDA! Liudmyla Monastyrska in the title role was simply magnificent in her Met debut. She has a great future ahead of her.
Written October 25, 2016
WOW ... this was a REALLY memorable performance. The outstanding cast including, the newcomer, Monastryska and the veteran Borodina in conjunction with the tenor, Luisi ... reallygave this rendition of AIDA the emotion it deserves.
I would love to see it again.
Written February 13, 2016
Excellent production. Olga stronger than Ludmilla. Alagna strong but often unconnected to the object of his singing. Enjoyed this immensely.
Written September 26, 2016
Here she is--the Met with all aboard. Cecil B. DeMille rolled up with grand music. I wish the singers were better looking. Given that they can't be better looking, I would have liked more becoming get up for them. The ladies looked awful, though Ramades the lead tenor was attractive. The singing, as far as I can tell, was great.