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La Fanciulla del West

By Doctoreye
Written January 09, 2011
An exciting performance of a beautiful opera! The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series continues to be a brilliantly conceived service to make great opera accessible to everyone. The behind the scenes interviews and views of stagehands at work during intermissions enhance the experience. Technically, the sound and video are beautiful, making seeing and hearing an opera on the big screen the next best thing to being in the opera house.
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Special Performance

By CCRohlf
Written January 09, 2011
This is a must see; great singers, wonderful set and production. You're missing something special if you don't see it!
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The Girl of the Golden West - Alison's Opinion

By AlisonMcClaren
Written January 10, 2011
Little did I know that Puccini considered this to be his greatest opera! Debra Voigt and the male leads were OUTSTANDING. Loved the sets, the orchestral score is beautiful, and this opera is like no other I have ever seen. I don't want to spoil it and give away the plot....so I will simply say that Christians should love this rendition. I was disappointed that Renee Fleming wasn't hosting but the woman who hosted (cannot remember her name) was fantastic. The staff at Niles Showplace in Niles, IL was the best we had experienced since the simulcasts started. And the crowd we sat with was a lot of fund and very considerate of one another. A five-star day! These simulcasts are the best thing since sliced bread!!!! Alison
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Five Word Review

By norhaus
Written January 10, 2011
GREAT LIKE ALL THE SIMULCASTS
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The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West

By darciefu
Written January 09, 2011
Faultless. I thought this was fantastic! Deborah Voigt so embodied the role of Minnie, and Marcello Giordani and Nicola Luisotti were perfect, too, as the reformed-by-love thief and the violently jealous sheriff. The music and stage direction moved the plot along easily. I loved the elaborate sets and gigantic chorus. The intermission interviews were both amusing and informative. And it ended happily. Joy! A great morning at the opera!
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