Written March 03, 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 January 06, 2013
I don't think I ever would have chosen to see this at the Met, given the financial and time commitment, but HD Live was the perfect way to see this epic production and try something other than my addiction a to Puccini/Verdi operas with their traditional arias. I felt it was mind-expanding, truly one of the largest scaled operas I had ever seen, and it all came home with Bryan Hymel's aria in the last act. He is a super star. I really appreciated the back-stage looks during intermission, and using a movie theatre bathroom was a better experience than the Met's bathroom. It's not the same as live music, but it's a terrific experience. I signed up for Rigoletto, the Las Vegas version in February. The rehearsal interviews really whetted my appetite. Lynne in NYC
Written October 30, 2014
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 September 30, 2014
Live in HD from the Met is a wonderful way to see opera up close. The performance was outstanding. The ticket purchasing process from Fandango worked just fine.
The only negative point is that the Met switched the starting time from 12:55PM to 12:00PM, but the Fandango web site continuously said 12:55. Happily, my daughter sent me an email she got from Met informing her that the performance time had been changed, so we went in time for the earlier starting time. Since she was singing in the chorus for this production, we would have been beyond stressed if we had missed an hour. The box office instructed us to always check the theatre's web site instead of the ticket web site in future.
All in all, we really appreciate the Live in HD program and the ability to pre-order tickets thru Fandango.
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!