Written January 29, 2015
Beautiful production with fabulous voices. Not to be missed.
Written April 19, 2015
Superb performances of a relatively rarely performed opera at the Met.
The opportunity to view this opera LIVE in HD is very much appreciated. The HD production was about as perfect as one could imagine.
Written August 01, 2014
Bryan Hymel as Enee was electric, and the ladies (Voigt and Graham) were excellent. Berlioz's music as always was superb.
But why must the director think she knows so much better than Virgil and Berlioz? Her odd changes made hash of key points of the plot. For example -- bringing Andromache and Hecuba onstage during the mass suicide scene, when it is essential that the audience understand that Andromache became booty. Or -- having Enee wandering around Troy when he sees Hector's ghost, when the point is that Hector awakens him and tells him to flee.
And Croft as Chorebe seemed far more in love with himself than with Cassandre.
Nonetheless -- thrilling.
Written September 18, 2014
Cool production; wonderful leads; boring opera. I really don't like French opera!. This merely re-confirms my bias!
Written January 30, 2015
Berlioz music is wonderful. The singing was wonderful. The opera was too long. The ballet was beautiful, but it can be eliminated without hurting the story. I did enjoy the opera very much.