Written June 26, 2016
the audience at the Met gave Matthew Polenzani tenor the most sustained ovation i have heard since Juan Diego Flores hit 3 (or was it 4) high Cs. he was good a being the mopping lovesick bumpkin.
Anna Netrebko was lively as always and in excellent voice. the peddler of L'elisir was hilarious and also sang well...and then there as Mariusz Kwiecien in a part perfect for his skills as a lecher.
a very enjoyable if very silly opera.
Written May 06, 2016
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
This comic opera is one of the best, and this production the best of all I've the several I have seen, making the operetta (comic opera) less cartoonish and more a story about real people and their feelings. The acting and singing are as good as it gets, and Donizetti always has a gift for toe-tapping melodies.
In general the Met opera broadcasts in HD is a great way to become acquainted with the delights of this art form. Because the broadcasts are worldwide, the Met puts its best on display. That's not always the case at the Met in New York City. Plus you get to see back stage scenes of sets being put in place or remove, and interviews with the stars at intermission.
Written August 04, 2015
This amazing opera manages to be hilarious and profoundly beautiful at the same time. It contains one gorgeous Donizetti melody after another, sung by a superb cast in a variety of combinations, and the plot zips along without a wasted moment. I would strongly recommend this totally accessible piece for anyone who thought they didn't like opera.
Written May 26, 2016
One of the best production Metopera! Everything is the highest class! I didn't feel that this is movie, like I was in Metropolitan again. Thank you.
Written June 03, 2015
We absolutely loved everything about L'Elisir D'Amore. Thank you for continuing to show these productions in HD!