Written April 25, 2015
We went to this Handel opera with mixed expectations knowing that Barok Opera is different from for instance the wonderful operaes of Verdi. However, we were very pleasantly surprised and can recommend it to everybody who loves to hear the fantastic voices of these performers. The singing is fantastic - and although the show is long it flows very well and keeps you interested all way through.
Written December 11, 2016
It's a long time to sit, but provided a delightful afternoon's entertainment. Voices were great, and the big surprise for me was the acting and dancing ability of Natalie Dessay! She is an accomplished comedienne!
Written December 07, 2016
Very entertaining. good music- good singing, contra-tenors galore (a little bit hard to get used to) Excellent aria from Daniels and Dessay,near the end.
This movie even contains time travel and resurrection - ha ha
Written August 24, 2016
The arias were unbelievable! Natalie Dessay was wonderful as Cleopatra and did very lively choreography. A nice balance of drama and comedy -- absolutely delightful sensory experience!
Written May 25, 2016
Interesting take on this opera. I enjoyed most of the changes exept the costuming as a flapper. The music was terrific and beautifully sung, but some of the "modernized" tricks were distracting to the story, ie. "call me" signal, umbrella use, battleship, blimps and cruise ship back drops, etc. The counter tenors were terrific!