Written July 01, 2016
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.
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.
Written July 31, 2015
Excellent performance! Love having HD Live available. Theater way too cold as always! One woman, who knows opera and goes always, brings hand warmers to the theater!
Written May 26, 2016
There was a point in the show when there was so much roaring noise from an adjacent theater that we could hardly hear our opera. The manager did, I think, turn down the sound in the other theater when someone complained. Also, the sound was "flat" and did not sound as if we were getting surround sound. We were unsure if that was the transmission or the theater.
However, we are so glad you continue to bring these shows to your theater!
Written August 01, 2015
Despite compelling performances by Met Opera stars Deborah Voigt and, especially, the ravishing Susan Graham, Hector Berlioz's mid-19th century opera, "Les Troyens," did not possess the musical nourishment required to sustain interest through a very long five hours. While there were many lovely passages, the fact that none of the opera's arias nor group vocals has attained a separate performance life indicates a serious deficit in dramatic musical power. The second act, especially, which contained long, tedious stretches, including a very routine ballet, would have benefited greatly by being cut in half. Poor Berlioz! Even his biographer noted that the the work was widely considered "a great sprawling white elephant." A one-time-only experience for this opera fan.