Written July 31, 2016
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.
Written April 27, 2017
It was very cleverly conceived. Though many seemed to criticize the repetitions, the countertenors, the dressed in drag, etc. it was more entertaining than the original concert presentations and made more understandable. After all, it is a Baroque piece, composed long ago when repetitions were always done. When they are cut you were criticized for doing so. It is an art to be able to repeat many times but with different inflections and feelings. One should study a little background before seeing any opera to really understand it. Both Dessay and Daniels have the parts under their belts though their voices are not as strong as they once were. The mother and son were at their all-round best. It was really worth seeing and hearing.
Written May 01, 2017
Superb, if you have a chance to catch a Met Opera production on the big screen take it!
Written February 26, 2017
An innovative take on a rarely performed Baroque opera, with an outstanding cast. The updated production worked very well. Handel would have been pleased.
Written September 28, 2016
Great Baroque music, superb cast (esp. Desay and Coote), incredible production by David McVicar.