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.
Written September 22, 2014
I have been looking forward all summer to this HD live opera performance from the Met. The broadcast and sound were terrific, as well as all the performances.
Unfortunately, the theater manager of the New Rochelle theater only opened ONE theater for this showing. Since so many of the ticket buyers are older, many disabled, this was a great hardship. We all paid the same ticket price, but seating was terrible for some. They had to sit right near the speakers, or the huge screen.
Please open more than one room for future HD showings. It is only fair.
Written September 16, 2014
One of the best operas I have ever seen. great performances, wonderful story, light, entertaining and it moved very quickly. The whole production was wonderful.
Written October 14, 2012
I have been fortunate enough to see several operas at the Metropolitan Opera House, and watching this production in the theater was a very different experience. On site, the audience is not as close to the singers, and so miss many of the smaller facial expressions and motions that add a great deal to their characters. However, as they are in actuality playing to a huge house, sometimes their expressions and motions are exaggerated, making them seem too big for HD on a large screen. Also, in the house one gets the vastness of the stage and the sets, making the huge voices and actions stay in perspective. When one is as close as the camera and cannot widen one's view to the entire stage, the loss of that perspective can make the focus on the singers seem overwhelming. Nonetheless, the theater is a good way to be introduced to opera and to learn to appreciate the music, the stagecraft and overall the incredible voices that this art form has to offer. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Written October 16, 2012
We absolutely loved everything about L'Elisir D'Amore. Thank you for continuing to show these productions in HD!