Written August 22, 2014
Excellent production. Olga stronger than Ludmilla. Alagna strong but often unconnected to the object of his singing. Enjoyed this immensely.
Written September 17, 2014
Beautiful production. Excellent cast. Great camera work. Intermission features were very interesting.
Written July 24, 2014
We love the Met operas in HD at the movies. Not only do you see the opera while it is actually being performed at the MET but during intermission you are treated to interviews with the performers and a look at what goes on backstage. We could never afford these close ups of the opera if we were buying tickets at the Met. And the opera Aida itself is fabulous!
Written December 17, 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed the opera (The Metropolitan Opera Live HD). If anyone is an opera lover this is the way to go. It is reasonable and the view cannot be beat. I have been going to these live in HD performances for about 3 years. Cannot miss with this option.
Written December 16, 2012
although I love Verdi, oddly enough Aida isn't my favorite by any means
(that would be a tie between Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Otello, followed by Rigoletto,who knows why, they just work for me).
I had only seen a local production which had nowhere near the resources of the Met and of course didn't have singers close to the caliber of the Met singers. the sets and performance are intense, and I think if I had been at an Imax, overwhelming.
Alagna impressed me, I had only heard him in less dramatic roles (Nemorino, e.g.)
I was very impressed with the soprano who played Aida, Liudmyla Monastyrsk. beautiful tone to her voice, powerful and a good actress. that she stood out in this cast says something about her talent.
all in all I thought it was wonderful