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Outstanding performances & an uplifiting scoremore more than carry the flimsy, silly plot.

By slake
Written August 23, 2014
Four principle performances were musically and dramatically outstanding.
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Don Pasquale

By mmagoun
Written November 15, 2010
I enjoyed this production very much. Great music, first class singers, beautiful sets, nice costumes.
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By perchblackpowder
Written September 17, 2014
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.
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Five Word Review

By LuAnnette
Written November 17, 2010
Please keep the operas coming!
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Don Pasquale

By operahdnut
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!
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