Les Troyens

By fdunne4108
Written May 01, 2016
Lengthy but fascinating. Excellent soloists and chorus.
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Les Troyens

By shershap
Written August 05, 2015
It was worth every minute of this 5 1/2 hour opera. It had everything: romance, drama, tragedy, revenge. Berlioz' music was transcendent and the performances outstanding. Lots of ballet in the opera; lots of people didn't like that, but I thought that the staging made it move the action along. It was like an added bonus. Definitely worth seeing.
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A rare opera, done brilliantly

By John W Kennedy
Written May 25, 2016
I have vaguely intended to see “Les Troyens” ever since I encountered a description of it in my father’s old Kobbe, but this was the first chance I had. I generally don’t care much for French opera, but Berlioz is a much more interesting composer than most—after all, he was one of the very, very few who could make even Wagner sit up and pay attention. My wife and I found this performance brilliant. If we had any complaint, it was that it was too dark—but life-from-the-Met videos always have been, whether on broadcast or when done by Fathom. There’s only so much that can be done to adapt a stage production for the camera.
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Les Troyans

By bigjohnf
Written June 30, 2016
A great Metropolitan Opera production of a great opera seen on HD in the theater. What a way to see an opera performed thousands of miles away in real time.
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Les Troyens

By esb501
Written August 26, 2016
My husband and I used to live in NY and had a Met subscription for many years but never saw this one. We loved it and we are very grateful to our local Regal Theater (Ocala, FL) for making it possible for us to see it easily. We had been to the Met in HD at a theater 30 miles away on 2 occasions but for the replay, not matinee. The live broadcast was even better than the evening replay. I look forward to seeing the new Rigoletto and others. The costumes, sets, direction, dance, chorus and soloists were phenomenal! And the between acts interviews were insightful. All together it was a wonderful afternoon.
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