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Aida

By mgodfrey39
Written August 22, 2014
Excellent production. Olga stronger than Ludmilla. Alagna strong but often unconnected to the object of his singing. Enjoyed this immensely.
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1st time seeing the Met's Aida

By mozart_fan
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
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Aida

By loveMetopera1
Written July 26, 2014
Having seen this production at last 5 times at the Met Opera House, I was able to recreate the massive sets in my mind as I listened to the glorious music and watched a fine cast. If one has not seen it in person, it cannot be fully appreciated on screen. However, the score , principal singers and Met Chorus and dancers were more than enough to satisfy even the newest of opera goers. Roberto Alagna's performance was somewhat uneven but nevertheless effective. Always a treat to see and hear a Met debut and this Aida will surely take the opera world by storm. I never get tired of seeing this quintessential production of Aida.
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aida

By gemariah
Written January 25, 2015
It's opera. you love it or hate it! I loved it. The singers were full and brillant.
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Aida

By hbroderm
Written December 16, 2012
A wonderful production. But the camera was way too close most of the time and your sense of perspective from the stage was regained the minority of the time. This IS a stage production and a sense from the first row would be better than just the face or upper torso of the singer. Very little beats the Met, tho, and the singers and values are first rate.
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