Written April 28, 2009
FABULOUS! Natalie Dessart is unbelievable!!
Written May 30, 2016
the Met opera HD Broadcast of "La Sonnambula" iwas a thrilling experience overall. the singing and acting were both superb, especially that of Natalie Dessay, Jennifer Black, and Juan Diege Florez. I did not like the sraging; the fact of "modernizing" a Bel Canto opera. The way tthat it was set up to be an opera about an opera company doing an opera was cleaver, but not very originian. I'd have preferred it to be staged traditionally, but I still enjoyed it thouroughly, and would recommend it.
Written July 29, 2015
The singers were all in superb form, the acting added a wonderful dimension. The production of being a rehearsal for the opera did not work for me, but the music and voices overshadowed it all, Some faulty camera work, which I attribute to the video director: I wanted to see the principals, not the chorus, when the principals were singing. The technology is wonderful and suited for what television was originally envisioned to accomplish.
Written December 01, 2015
Natalie Dessay was again lovely as a sleepwalker, and the rest of the cast was excellent. I had never seen this opera and was most impressed. Brava, bravo and bravi !
Written March 25, 2009
Wonderful production and great singers. I would send any friend interested in opera