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Aida encore

By pbalgley
Written January 17, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed the production. My only criticism is the length of the production. Since the encore starts at 6:30, it ends at 10:30. Couldn't the intermissions be cut out of the taping? The interviews are great but we didn't need to sit through 20 minutes (twice) of set changes.
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Verdi Rules!!

By milonguero53
Written January 17, 2013
Great show, the backstage tour was good. Verdi allways grabs you and pulls you in. Fabulous performances all around.
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Wonderful Event!

By ktimlin
Written January 17, 2013
This is the way to see Opera. Beautiful costumes and sets and great singing make this an unforgettable evening.
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Aida

By pwwall
Written January 17, 2013
Fantastic Performance, great singers, sets and production
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Aida divina

By PeterRLD
Written January 17, 2013
The good - fantastic production, singing, acting, filming. How did they do it? - it seemed like the cameras must have been all over the stage. Very slick real-time filming. Renee Fleming did an excellent job introducing the show and whooping us up. But - the show started late for reasons unknown, so we ended up watching Fathom commercials for over half an hour. Then the intermissions were interminable - seemed to last for about 40 minutes each. The shots of the stage crew moving stuff around were pretty interesting, but it is a long haul and would have suited me better if they had edited out the bulk of the intermissions. (Not so 'live', I know.) Sound quality was excellent and the picture was clear and bright, although there were occasional brief glitches with horizontal white flashes. I'm sorry there was such a small crowd and I'd like to believe that the distributors could do something to get the word out. As for me, I'll be back.
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