Written October 06, 2015
Superb, if you have a chance to catch a Met Opera production on the big screen take it!
Written May 27, 2016
Production was good though I thought Christophe Damaux would have been a Cesare as his singing was crisper. Natalie Dessay was entertaining.
Written July 23, 2016
Fantastic, best opera yet. Hope you will show repeats this summer and continue with the new season in the Fall. Well done!
Written May 07, 2013
I have not enjoyed some of the Met's new productions, especially La Traviata and Rigoletto. I am inclined to agree with the critic who, in commenting on the Met's new Ring, said that "pound for pound, ton for ton, this is the most witless and wasteful production in operatic history. However, back to the current topic. I thought that the production was witty and well conceived. Natalie Dessay was in good voice, and her dancing and acting were delightful. It seems chic to have elements of different periods mixing it up on the operatic stage, and in this production, I don't think it was objectionable. My problem, and this is my problem with many baroque operas, is that they tend to be imbalanced in favor of the high voices. Counter tenors certainly serve a purpose in presenting baroque opera, since castrati are extinct, but, personally, I am just not crazy about the timbre of this particular kind of voice.
Written May 30, 2016
Wonderful singing, wonderful visuals, beautifully photographed. The production was excellent.