Written December 01, 2015
If you want to see pageantry at its peak visit a performance of Aida by the Metropolitan Opera Company. Superb singing, spectacular visionary vistas, comfortable as well as best seats in the house. Don't miss any HD broadcasts from the Met that are available in your locality at local theaters. What a treat and at an unbelievable price!!!
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 March 05, 2015
A wonderful performance of the Met's classic productioin. Watch for Encores and go see it.
Written February 12, 2016
Excellent production. Olga stronger than Ludmilla. Alagna strong but often unconnected to the object of his singing. Enjoyed this immensely.
Written October 28, 2014
I was afraid it was going to be 4 hours long but actually I did not notice the passing of time.
It was mi first time attending the Met Opera and was worth the 22 dollars I spent.
You can see the characters so close much more than if you would be there at the Met in person. The interviewing of the cast during the intermission time was a big plus too.
The production itself was fantastic, the size, the number of people, it looks the folks that put it together thought about every single detail and did it in a very professional way.
the theme itself was I guess very characteristically italian and very romantic and at the end love prevails in a way that I was not expecting otherwise it would have been a greek tragedy.