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 October 25, 2016
Beautiful! Everyone of the lead opera singers were
so enjoyable to watch...and of course their voices are outstanding! Polenzani who played Nemorino was wonderful as was Anna Netrebko...so young and so talented!
Written July 23, 2016
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 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.