Written December 26, 2014
A wonderful performance of a great opera, marred by the venue (Loew's Multiplex, Route 10, East Hanover, NJ). The colors were washed out. The sound was ugly. And the definition was a long way from being HD. Wrote to the Met, who replied that there were no significant similar complaints, so the problem involved the theatre, not the transmission itself.
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 May 28, 2016
A wonderful performance of the Met's classic productioin. Watch for Encores and go see it.
Written July 28, 2016
All the grandeur and spectacle of opera at the Met in the comfort of a local movie theater. Like having the best seats in the house, with a better view of everything. Loved the commentary during act changes. I'm looking into getting a field trip to a future show to introduce my high school students to opera.
Written June 27, 2016
An outstanding production of Aida. Seeing it live via simulcast was a special treat. The music, the orchestra, the singers, the dancers, the staging were all a feast to behold.
The backstage interviews with the cast after each act were especially informative and entertaining. The sub titles enabled us to understand the entire story. This is a love story for all time. We thoroughly enjoyed it.