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.
Written July 30, 2014
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 August 30, 2014
The Met Opera Live in HD is absolutely wonderful. The grand scale of these productions is a treat to watch. We have truly enjoyed the operas we've seen and particularly La Boheme. With a cast of hundreds in crystal clear high definition, the Met Opera has shown us what it is all about. We will go to the HD opera whenever it is in our theater.
Written September 22, 2014
Puccini's La Boheme is the most performed and popular opera of all times. This tragic love story set in the bohemian district in Paris. The arias are beautiful, breath-taking, emotional. I highly recommend. Also with satellite opera series you can go behind scenes and listen to interviews with the principles of performance. Also you can see the changing of the sets. La Boheme is considered one of the major productions at the Met with 3 levels of set changes.
Written August 29, 2014
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!