Written June 03, 2015
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.
Written May 06, 2015
Great show, the backstage tour was good. Verdi allways grabs you and pulls you in. Fabulous performances all around.
Written February 02, 2015
Fantastic Performance, great singers, sets and production
Written January 17, 2013
This is the way to see Opera. Beautiful costumes and sets and great singing make this an unforgettable evening.
Written December 20, 2014
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.