Written August 27, 2014
This performance is one of the rare times when everything works together. If you have never seen an opera or are an expert, this performance is a must see! Great singers, great music, great sets, great direction
Written March 04, 2015
This was a great Saturday afternoon.
As the opener for The Met HD, a lovely choice.
If you cannot get to NYC and pay a premium you will still see and hear a terrific opera afternoon.
Usually, the broadcast has no technical problems but this did have two times that the sound and picture were interrupted. We missed only a few minutes of the performance.
Written August 31, 2015
Having seen a different Met production of L'Elisir on HDTV several years ago, I didn't quite know what to expect.
Anna Netrebko is the character of Adina, giving Nemorino a bad time in the first act, and slowly but surely, letting is be known that she always loved him. Polenzani, as Nemorino, was the much anticipated "Lil Abner" type. But with the beautiful tenor voice necessary to sing "Una furtiva lagrima," as beautifully as he did. Dr. Dulcamara was great with his big bass voice. Chorus and orchestra were outstanding as usual.
Yes, I would add it to my DVD collection.
Written June 30, 2015
Better than ever
Written May 26, 2015
Beautiful movie, had a short sound interference, but truly enjoyable and magnificent. I am delighted we can watch it so nice and pleasant.
The music , and candor !!