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Les Troyens

Written January 06, 2013
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!
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By vestedinterest
Written July 26, 2014
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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We thoroughly enjoyed Les Troyens!

By skiddles
Written January 12, 2013
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!
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Les Troyens

By shershap
Written January 08, 2013
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 January 12, 2013
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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