The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Synopsis
On Opening Night of the 2008–09 season, Renée Fleming dazzled audiences when she sang the final scene of Strauss’s wise and worldly meditation on art and life. Now she performs the entire work, in which the composer explores the essence of opera...

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Very enjoyable Modern Opera

By wallys
This opera combines wonderful music, an amusing but intellectual libretto, and Renee Flemming as the Countess. What more could one ask for?...

Incredibly Well-Rounded Production

By frodo2806
Great production! Not the typical opera, but well worth it. Strauss raises some interesting questions in his final opera, which is beautifully conveyed through the quality direction, design, and...

Met Live in HD: Capriccio

By Stteenvoern
This 1 act opera was a bit lengthy but well worth it to hear this final masterpiece of Strauss. Renee Fleming soared in her interpretation and was the obvious talent on the stage. I also appreciated...

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By norhaus
hated it....

Capriccio

By russetpotato
Very enjoyable and very well done!...

An Opera About Opera

By IthacaNancy
My first complaint is the "pre-show" advertising in the theater. I've already paid a premium for the show, and to have to sit through the loud and inappropriately targeted material that is displayed...

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By ebucc
Terrific!...

Capriccio

By 1185-park
Gorgeous singing but little action in this Strauss opera. Excellent cast, perfect sets and costumes. A triumph for Renee Fleming....

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By broochay
This is truly an adult opera! Not because of sex, violence, or language, but because only educated adults who understand opera and appreciate the relative importance of words, music, and theatrical...

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By Doxiedad
I believe that I have seen this opera three times (twice live at San Francisco Opera). This was the best I remembered. It flowed well. It was an interesting vignette. No major plot. More like a...

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Rated NR | For Suitable for all audiences