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By Florida Panther
Written March 28, 2015
Having seen M. Le Page's production of "The Damnation of Faust", I was not expecting much. I even speculated that it could be worse then the execrable Chereau Ring. I was delighted with this production - combining a traditional setting and costumes with a visual feast of spectacular effects. Don't miss it!
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Ancient Myth, High Tech setting

By diaphora
Written September 30, 2014
Instead of 4 scenes and 3 intermissions, the opera ran continuously start to finish, adding another whole dimension to the term "through-composed." Bravo!
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Production overshadows singing, but still pretty amazing

By devadasi
Written October 10, 2010
The Robert LePage set is the centerpiece of this Das Rheingold, but there's a lot to hear as well as watch. Pity the poor singers - all they had to do before now was act, sing, and speak languages... as of this production they will all be expected to be Cirque de Soleil performers as well! The best singing was from Richard Croft as Loge (who also makes most of his entrances and exists walking backwards in space rigged to the set) and Eric Owens as Alberich, who gives Bryn Terfel a run for his notes! Definitely worth the ticket and trip to any theater that's showing it.
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Das Rheingold

By kirom
Written October 11, 2010
Marvelous voices, incomparable acting, the best opera orchestra in the world, all under the masterful direction of Maestro Levine made for a memorable event. The mechanized set worked surprisingly well and added to the mysticism of the piece. Can't wait for the rest of the Ring.
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Best way to see opera hands down

By rthlncln
Written October 10, 2010
Love the Met at the Movies- such a bargain! If you went to the Met in NYC, it would cost $200! At the movies, it's only $22.00 plus you see the characters and sets more closely, and backstage operations. Spectacular new production at the Met of the first opera of the Ring Cycle. Loved the avant garde sets, wonderful costumes, and grand singing. Alberich in particular was well characterized and sung.
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