Written August 23, 2014
Four principle performances were musically and dramatically outstanding.
Written November 15, 2010
I enjoyed this production very much. Great music, first class singers, beautiful sets, nice costumes.
Written November 17, 2010
Please keep the operas coming!
Written November 18, 2010
A wonderful experience. Funny and lighthearted, but nuanced. The voices of the principals were fabulouw, especially Ernesto!!! I love being able to "meet" the opera singers at "intermission". All the scenes in HD are up close, a much more intimate experience that you would really get in the actual opera house. Rating = MUST GO!
Written November 14, 2010
This opera was fantastic. It was funny even while the music soared. Anna Netrebko's singing seems to be more stunning each time we see her. She was delightful and touching in this role. Her 3 male leads held their own with each other and thus the love duet, the trio and the quarter made me shiver. And the patter song with John Del Carlo and Mariuz blew me and the live audience away. We earned ourselves an encore in front of the closed curtain. How satisfying and fabulous.
We are lucky to have such high quality performances available at such a reasonable cost. I have seen 3 N.Y. Met Operas this fall already and plan to see the remaining (?). In New York or even at our beloved MN Opera Co. I could not begin to afford Opera that often. Thanks for bringing these live broadcasts. They enrich my life. Dori