AIDA

By pclstar
Written November 14, 2009
Sound too low -- could not hear strings or soft playing of orchestra. The production was very good, but the voices lacked drama -- too stoic and little emotion. Quite frankly, the singers bored me. They need theatrical training.
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Bravo!

By blusch
Written November 16, 2009
Great performance. Amazing to see the backstage during the intermissions. Always a sellout at this theater. I recommend to show on another screen
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Aida

By tedenglander
Written November 16, 2009
The sound quality of the movie was horrible. There was definitely something wrong, either with the theater's sound system, or the transmission of the sound from the opera itself. The theater manager was appropriately apologetic and claimed that he was doing all he could to fix the problem, but to no avail. My question is, how can I get my money back? Several patrons left in the middle of the performance because of the sound problem, and everyone I spoke with at the theater complained as well. I saw the movie at Regal Solomon Pond Mall Stadium 15 in Marlborough, MA on 11/11/2009. I would love to get my money back. Based on this experience, I am very doubtful I would ever attend another Fandango event, nor will I recommend the MetOpera movies to my friends. It was a most disappointing evening.
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Aida

By nanasuzi2903
Written November 13, 2009
It is an amazing thing to be able to see a production from the Met at a local theatre and for that price. It was a happening I'm glad to have taken part in.
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Stunning Production!

By operalovers323
Written November 13, 2009
Aida, shown as a HD encore, is stunning. Above all, Verdi's music reaches your heart and soul. Seeing and hearing Aida on the large screen enhances one's experience. The camera angles from above and close ups of the singers draw the viewer into the opera's frame of reference. The subtitles enhance our experience because we know (in additon to feeling) what is really going on. As the music surrounds us, the spectacular sets, glorious costumes and massive crowd sequences boggle our minds. It is interesting that the tenor was a baritone, the mezzo was a soprano and the soprano was a mezzo. The singing was magnificien! It is incredible to hear the quality of the voices maintained throughout 3 hours of intense singing. Unfortunately, the acting was not up to the singing. In comparision, in Madama Butterfly, the singing and the acting were supurb. It is great to be able to share our feelings with other members of the audience.
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