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Les Troyens

By pollysowell
Written January 06, 2013
Awful! Boring! I left in the middle. Sadly, special effects people are replacing beautiful music and singing with fancy scenery and gadgets. It is not opera any more. At first I thought opera in HD was great because we could see the singers facial expressions, but it has gone down hill so fast that I may not go anymore.
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Met Production - 10; Local Theater - 2

By JMGibbons
Written March 02, 2015
As usual, the Met's production of Les Troyens was mind-blowing in scope and quality. And, I'm afraid, also as usual, our local theater's sound equipment kept breaking up the transmitted audio throughout the performance, anywhere from once a second to every ten seconds or so. Bad sound for a Met opera? Why bother to go? \\jm
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Metropolitan Opera "Les Troyens"

By brbraimondi
Written January 06, 2013
At first I thought, wow, five hours plus, but I pre-ordered my ticket, packed a little snack and off I went. This is a great theatre to view these HD broadcasts, Woodland Hills AMC, CA. I was so taken with the performances and the production that the time literally flew by. I didn't realize how much ballet there was in the opera, but it added to the dramatics of the story quite well. The difference between the first part, Troy, with it's visual feeling of impending doom, was so well done. The second part, in Carthage, was a lovely glimmering white, touches of gold, and joy among the inhabitants. Of course, as in most operas, it does not end well with invevitable death and despair. The singers were outstanding. Doborah Voight, as Cassandra, conveyed her prophecies very powerfully. She was the highlight of the first part. Susan Graham was a lovely Dido, but the great joy was Bryan Hymel as Aeneas. What an incredible voice. Bravo to all,and may we see more of Mr. Hynel in the future.
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Formidable

By clarita11127
Written January 06, 2013
This was a fantastic opera, it has everything in it. wonderful score, great singing, attractive ballets and a larger than life legend to which we can still relate these days. I loved it so much that I am seriously considering going back to the encore to see it again. It is a real and rare treat. I will certainly buy the DVD as soon as it comes out.
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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LES TROYENS

By vestedinterest
Written March 02, 2015
To an opera enthusiast, the opportunity to see Berlioz' "Les Troyens" is a "bucket list" option. No one dares to produce this opera because it requires a large chorus, 10 superlative individual singers of the lyric French style, and a stage production that displays the full impact of the Trojan War (with the horse)...The Met has only done this 3 times in its history since it was composed over 160 years ago. This production satisfied all issues and was a highlight of my opera experiences. Congratulations to the Met! If you did not like this production, then frankly you should never go to see an opera.
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