Written June 30, 2016
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 December 26, 2014
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.
Written August 30, 2015
Beautiful production with fabulous voices. Not to be missed.
Written August 01, 2015
Cool production; wonderful leads; boring opera. I really don't like French opera!. This merely re-confirms my bias!
Written May 05, 2016
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.