Written September 27, 2016
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION!! If you are an opera fan, this is a "must see". The Met's new production is simply wonderful. What else could we expect from the Metropolitan Opera?? Matthew Polenzani's tender rendition of Una furtiva lagrima will rival Pavorotti's in its sensitivity. It is a good beginning opera to see for those unfamiliar with opera and for childlren as well. It is a comic opera; lots of fun.
Written May 06, 2016
If you love opera, this is a must see. The cast is superlative and the HD makes it so enjoyable, I can't wait to see the next one. Way better than going to the MET, and so much cheaper. This is especially important when they show their "new" productions because most of them are terrible and ruin the feel of the opera. This production was fine, however.
Written January 24, 2017
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 July 23, 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 30, 2017
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.