Written August 29, 2015
I enjoyed it thoroughly!
The entire cast was wonderful.......period!
The entre acte commentator, an opera singer whose name I cannot recall (sadly) was wonderful and knowledgeable!
The between act commentaries, discussions, "lapsed-time" demonstrations of the "Set" preparation.....superb!
This time, I experienced it at the Potomac Yards Theater in Alexandria, Virginia because the tickets at my preferred venue, Mazza Gallerie, Washington, DC, were sold out.
(Alas, the audience was a bit "too southern" for my taste.
I attended alone, and, during the "Pause" and Intermissions, my "seat Neigjbors" were uncommunicative, not responsive and cold.
In the future, I will strive to purchase tickets at my favorite venue in Washington, DC-
proper, where my friends and Neigjbors often attend are more amiable, pleasant and knowledgeable.
Written January 27, 2015
This was a wonderful experience!! We loved the close ups with the camera and loved the in between acts activity behind the scenes and the interviews with the cast. Truly a great time the next best thing from being there. Can't wait to do it again!
Written August 31, 2015
The best Boheme I have seen and just about the best overall experience of a Live in HD program in the 7 years I have been attending them. The "substitute" soprano was unbelievably fresh given the rigors of her historic weekend. See the encore - you will not be disappointed.
Written December 27, 2014
Absolutely the most wonderful HD opera that I've seen this year. Vittorio Grigolo and his love, Mimi, were superb. Their voices & their arias will live in my memory for years.
Written April 06, 2014
Marvelous HD simulcast of this opera. I had forgotten how beautiful Puccini's music is throughout. The part of Mimi, sung by the soprano who at just a few hours' notice had stepped into the part, was beautifully rendered, with the audience obviously in full support.