Written July 04, 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.
Written December 28, 2014
Troyens is a difficult opera to stage, because of the vast resources required. This is the sort of thing that only a house like the MET should attempt. This revival of a 2003 production came equipped with 110 choristers, at lest 30 dancers, countless supernumeraries AND Susan Graham in the greatest performance I have heard by ANYBODY! I literally wept with emotion at the end. If you want the VERY BEST, don't miss the encore presentation!
Written January 29, 2015
Beautiful production with fabulous voices. Not to be missed.
Written April 19, 2015
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.
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.