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Almost worth the 5 hours

By barbhelm
Written April 28, 2013
You must be a fan of baroque opera and countertenors (there are at least two) and "pants" singers. Once that is established, you will enjoy the singing, the site gags, and the production.
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A delightful treat

By sorsche
Written April 28, 2013
What a great way to end the season. Delicious music, sensitively presented in a most wonderfully expressive way. Fabulous cast/voice/acting all around. Delightful production full of wonderful fun. I'd see this one again and will likely buy it when it (hopefully) is released.
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Written April 28, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed this opera. I enjoy Handel anyway, so this is just icing on the cake. David Daniels is at his best, as is Natalie Dessay. The remaining cast was also superb. Sets and costumes couldn't have been better. Congratulations to David McVicar for his design and direction. Looking forward to next season. It seems like each MET HDTV Season gets better.
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giullio cesare

By susansatz
Written December 20, 2014
fantastic! unbelievable singing from everybody! a treat to watch. comedic vaudeville-type choreography added - helped make the almost 5 hours go by quickly.
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What a Bust! Theater Management screwed up

By Aloharuss
Written May 22, 2015
What we saw, about an hour and a half was great. Then the HD transmission ceased. After some delay, someone came out and explained that they record the transmissing when it is sent to the theater, but somehow there was nothing there after the first hour and a half. I guess a tip would be someone at the local theater should review the recording they just made when the transmission is sent to make sure they got it all BEFORE selling tickets to the performance.
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