Written May 01, 2016
To all who have never been to the Opera but have always been curious, this is your ticket! Live in HD from NY's Met is FAB and, you don't have to dress to the nines and if you need to exit the theatre for any reason you can do so without disrupting the performance. You will have an up close and personal view of behind the scenes, enjoy interviews with performers during intermissions and expose yourself to one of the world's oldest art forms...Opera! Feels as if you are sitting on the stage with actors....it is fantastic! Hope you will broaden your artistic horizons and give this media a try...definitely worth the $25! I have read and heard so much about Anna Netrebko and was thrilled to finally witness her amazing talent first hand. Yes, all the hype that surrounds her is valid. Not only is she beautiful but very powerful!
Written July 29, 2015
Four principle performances were musically and dramatically outstanding.
Written February 11, 2016
The Met production of Don Pasquale we experienced last Saturday was nothing short of wonderful.. The four principals, Netrebko, Polenzani,,Kwiecien, and De Carlo and lest we forget, the Notary who took his deserved bow along with the four principals all performed magnificently. The comedy was ripe, rambunctious and so well done. This classic brought out bubbly laughter and an inner joy. It was total satisfaction. James Levine and the Met Orchestra were also magnificent. Just one negative...the responsibility for which I don't know...the HD big screen reveals the Met stage and players in a very low contrast view. There are no whites at all in the view of the production. Only cream and muted colors. Lots of shadows. Is this the way it appears from to the Met' in house audience? Otherwise we are glad there is HD and look forward to Don Carlos,Iphigenie, Lucia, Trovatore , Comte D'Ory and Walkure.
Written October 04, 2015
and Ms. Netrebko is definitely babe-a-licious!
Written November 15, 2010
I enjoyed this production very much. Great music, first class singers, beautiful sets, nice costumes.