Written October 01, 2016
Seeing opera this way is really great. albeit it's not quite the same experience as going to the Met in NYC but it's certainly a great alternative. You are confortable in a movie theater, the tickets are 1/10th of what it costs to go to Lincoln Center, with the close ups you are practically on stage with the performers.
the only comment I was say is that it would be nice to get some more whole stage shots and a bit fewer closer ups.
Written December 11, 2016
Once again the production was outstanding. The sets and the costumes were probably the most beautifully creative of any of any production this year...actually the most outstanding part of the production. The voices were less than exciting (what has happened to Giordano in the past 2 years?) and the music all over the place with no focus so it sounded more like a bunch of notes with nowhere to go.
Written February 12, 2016
Beautiful sets and costumes. Mediocre music with no memorable arias. So-so singing. I can see why it's only done once each generation or two. As the New York Times put it in their review, "...you are likely to wonder why anyone felt any of it was worth the bother."
I will no listen to it or watch it again.
Written February 08, 2016
EXCELLENT PRODUCTION. SEE IT, IF YOU CAN ON ENCORE PRESENTATION.
Written February 20, 2017
Best Singers, Best costumes, Best scenery!