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Beautiful Comedy

By rubinjay
Written October 14, 2012
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.
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The Elixir of Singing

By seecofj
Written October 15, 2012
This was aterrific opportunity to see opera for less up close and personal.I loved having such a near view of the sets,costimes and mostly the performers. I also really enjoyed going behind the scens and interviews with personnel involved with the whole production. Mostly I enjoyed the five lead singers. Such beauty, capability and consistent high quality voices. A sheer delight.
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L'Elisir d'Amore

By rcj1
Written October 14, 2012
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
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L'elisir d'amore

By loisaburke
Written October 14, 2012
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Another Met Success.

By Greatawk
Written October 14, 2012
Yesterday's L'Elisir d'Amore was a winner, for sure. I've never really cared for the slapstick approach to this work and felt this production did the work justice. Netrebko, once again, showed what a great operatic singing actress can be. Polenzani gave the best performance I've ever seen or heard him do. The woman in back of me was near fainting when he finished Una Furtiva Lagrima.I realized I was holding my breath. It was even better than I had expected and I had heard two broadcasts (via Sirius) last week. Then, there was Kwiecien! I'm amazed at his talent and versitility. King Roger, Giovanni, Pasquale, L'Elisir. He is absolutely amazing. I just hope the Met doesn't miss the opportunity to do a production of KING ROGER for him. Maestre made me smile from the second he peeped from behind the curtain on his cart. I can't imaging any other artist portraying this role better than he did. What a treat this performance was. Thank you Peter Gelb and the Met!
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