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Technical Problems

By operafanatic
Written February 27, 2012
An outstanding performance of the opera Ernani was marred by severe audio problems during the first half hour of the performance which ruined an otherwise thrilling performance.
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Ernani

By nbortnick
Written March 02, 2012
Music and Voices were fine. However, the projection and lighting were terrible,especially during the first act, it improved somewhat thereafter but overall left much to be desired.
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Ernani

By mjan85
Written February 29, 2012
A wonderful earlier work by Verdi. Best production I have seen in a long time. The singing by Angela Meade as Elvira and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Don Carlo was divine. Dmitri's portrayal and facial expressions were not to be missed. In my book Verdi can do no wrong. Just LOVE his music and drama. The intermissions offered a variety of activities behind the stage introducing the viewer to the complex works in keeping scene changes running smoothly and with efficient speed.
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Ernani

By Movies are Magic
Written February 26, 2012
This was a wonderful, lyrical opera and I enjoyed it immensely. The costumes and staging were wonderful. The singing was exquisite, especially the new soprano, Angela Meade. She has an amazing career ahead of her and I look forward to hearing her in other Met HD performances. Joan Wicklund
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Metropolitan Live in HD

By NCMovieLover
Written February 26, 2012
During the intermission features of every Live in HD performance the audience is encouraged to attend a true opera performance at the opera house because "although the sound is wonderful in the HD experience, it is even better live in the house." Sorry--I couldn't disagree more. Why should I pay for air-fare, a hotel for several nights, food, car or subway fare, plus huge ticket prices when I can sit in a nice movie theater with stadium seating and see and hear better than any seat in the live house? I hope the Live in HD performances are here to stay, and that they will have sense enough to produce them on DVD for purchase. We had a "golden age" of Met telecasts in the 80's and 90's, and those were how us non-New Yorkers were able to stay in touch with the world of opera. Now we have even better. If you like opera and have never attended a Live in HD performance---you owe it to yourself to go! It is BETTER than attending the performance in New York.
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