Written January 30, 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 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 December 22, 2014
Outstanding! One of the Met operas we have seen in HD. Everything was very enjoyable-the singing, the acting....
Written December 27, 2014
Fantastic opera yesterday! Singing, acting, sets, costumes, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and a great way to start the Live in HD season. This show was outstanding.
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!