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wonderful experience!

By sassyxu
Written April 06, 2014
This HD presentation of the Met was a great event. History was made as the title role of Mimi was substituted due to the original soprano's illness. The artist who replaced the original soprano had just finished performing in Madame Butterfly the night before and she had a marvelous performance.
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A passionate Boheme

By mariankc
Written August 02, 2014
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.
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Written April 07, 2014
A wonderful rendition of Puccini's, La Boheme, with some great looks into what goes on behind the scenes including the setting of stages and wardrobe changes as well as interviews between acts of the performers. I thought it was spectacular.
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Met performances are always top notch

By andbarb
Written April 06, 2014
Even though a last-minute substitution for Mimi had to be made, the opera was engaging and lovely. The opera standards are always enjoyable and it's great to get behind-the-scenes interviews with the main performers. I even enjoyed seeing how the sets are put in place, although it does take a bit of the mystery out of seeing it as the curtain opens.
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Live Opera - Up Close and Personal!

By SisT
Written April 06, 2014
What a way to see an opera! Not a bad seat in the house and beats flying to N.Y., paying exorbitant prices for tickets and hotel and food!! We have been going to these satellite transmissions of performances LIVE from the Metropolitan Opera almost since they started in 2007 and have hardly missed any. There is no other way we could experience these exceptional performing arts events. This production had a big surprise: the star (Mimi) was unable to perform due to having the flu so another star who had just sung "Madam Butterfly" the night before was awakened at 7:30am Saturday and asked to fill in the role! She did just that and did it beautifully - on just 3 hours sleep!! Be sure to see the Encore showing.
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