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A SPECTACULAR FRANCESCA

By PLATERO
Written March 17, 2013
While not overly impressed by the music, the staging, acting and voices, particularily those of the baritone, the soprano and the Malatrstino, were spectacular and made the opera really worth attending. Special praise is due to the luxury of the costumes, which originally 27 years old were magnificent in their splendor. It was not one of the tenor's best days.
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On stage with The Met

By AlexandraIntl
Written March 17, 2013
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.
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The Met HD

By Janonlunt
Written March 17, 2013
Had never seen this opera before nor been to the Met at the Movies. Both were a spectacular surprise. The voices, costumes, scenery, and backstage shots and interviews were wonderful Can't wait until the next time!
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Francesca Da Rimini

By Tomdesi
Written March 17, 2013
A delight for both music lovers and beautiful production values. Aside from the brilliant voices and sumptuous score, the settings and costumes were more than splendid. The entire production was a feast. Catch the encore if you missed this broadcast.
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Oh, My Goodness!

By Starywonder__64
Written March 19, 2013
All this HD season, the opera I was looking forward to the most, was,FRANCESCA DA RIMINI. Unfortunately, the leading tenor has never been one of my favorite Met singers; nor, was I much impressed by the leading soprano, though she did try her best. Time flies. But, twenty-seven years ago, the Met produced this opera,especially, for Renata Scotto. And, her performance, along with Placido Domingo and Cornell Macneil, were magnificent and memorable. Chills ran down my spine, as a sign, that for me, this was an operatic landmark I would always remember as unforgettable and GREAT. The current revival is not. Rainyday Man
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