Armida

By boston31
Written May 11, 2010
Renee Flenee Fleming was superb, and the production was handsome. The dances were the best I've ever seen in an opera. The cinematography is admirable. But Rossini is basically silly and I will skip any of his in future. But I am looking forward to next year already and want to take in at least one of the summer review series. Please keep me posted on the next season as soon as tickets are available. I want to see them at the Shoppingtown Mall in Syracuse.
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Powerful and entertaining

By marilyn1220
Written May 09, 2010
When I saw the Armida production was 4 hours long, I hesitated to buy a ticket; but, I am so glad I did. The production and singing were powerful, the costumes were beautiful, the lighting and staging helped to tell the story, and the dancing was incredible. The entrance of the cupid, "Love", in a full overhead press lift was phenomenal, particularly when the camera catches every movement; yet, there wasn't a quivering muscle in the artist who performed the lift. "Debbie" was a wonderful guide for the connected theater audiences and the warm connection between her and the opera's main characters was particularly entertaining. Thanks for making this lovely experience available to the masses. Everyone would enjoy this!
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Armida

By Jimatthemovies2010
Written June 30, 2010
When you travel over 200 miles by air, you are looking forward to a wonderful experience. Our only problem was trying to get our tickets that we had ordered on line. The box office finally had to issue replacements since someone supposedly got our tickets at the kiosk at the theatre. Once we were in, it was great. This is the second time this year we have made a trek between two islands to see at MetLive presentation.
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Bravo again for HD Live

By lesford
Written May 02, 2010
Top flight production and a tour de force by Ms Fleming. Particularly like ballet scenes.
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Armida

By mmfvcf
Written May 02, 2010
Wonderful! Don't ever stop providing the live operas from the Met. Thank you very much., Marcia Finisdore
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