The Met at Movies -- La Traviata

By dony
Written April 15, 2012
The Opera was, as usual, wonderful and the big screen presentation is great. But, the local ads and junk, put on by the local theatre before the opera, are loud and dumb!
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La Traviata

By euryalus
Written April 15, 2012
Loved the music and the singing - particularly Dimitri Horovstovsky and Natalie Dessay but hated the production, setting and costumes, they were appalling. Why directors and designers feel they have to change the much loved setting is beyond me. Overall fairly enjoyable but could have been so much better. The Edwards Cinema in Valencia, CA did not do well - we got the pre- show sound feed but with Cartoon Network films, after complaints, they managed to get the visual feed from the Met. The lights in the cinema were not turned down at the beginning of the opera, and then not turned on at the interval when patrons were trying find their way to the restrooms, concessions etc. Nor at the end when the opera was over. The manager said she did not have the staff to monitor the show.
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La Traviata

By foxhal
Written April 19, 2012
Singing, as always, was excellent--especially Dessay and Hvorstovsky. The conception for the staging was truly amazing. Never before have I been made so forcefully aware of how little time Traviata has left on this earth and how frightened she is of dying. The symbolism of the clock and the dark stranger watching her (probably Death) increased the stress. As for the theater, Delray is NOT the best venue to watch opera. The sound system is less than perfect and it seems at every performance i have attended, it's taken them until the second act to get it right. I much prefer Boynton.
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SUPER

By bcs5646360
Written April 15, 2012
The broadcast itself was great, as always. I didn't especially appreciate the updated, "modern," production, as it did nothing in keeping with the story. WHO dies of consumption (TB) these days??? Forget it. But Natalie Dessay was terrific as Violetta--and must have been exhausted from the emotion (let alone the singing) of her performance!! Get to the encore if you can!!
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La Traviata

By Joanney47
Written April 16, 2012
We see all the Met Opera HD performances at New Roc City theatre in New Rochelle. All are fabulous. Theatre is well organized and comfortable for the Met performances.
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