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Mais Oui! Manon!

By lapicella77
Written April 10, 2012
The Metropolitan Opera's production of Manon met all of our expectations; it was wonderful! However, to exceed our expectations with an extraordinary rating, the comedic/dramatic aspects of this performance could have used a bit more coaching, not only for the diva/divo, but especially for those in the chorus and the extras. Facial expressions appeared cerebral more than engaged. Nonetheless, we hail the Metropolitan Opera for another wonderful production, and are looking forward to the next!
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Manon

By swisms2
Written April 08, 2012
We saw Manon at Century 14 in Roseville yesterday; however in the theatre next to where it was showing, a very loud action packed movie was also playing. Consequently, the loud noices coming from the adjacant theatre were quite distracting. Hopefully this will not happen in the future.
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Manon - an exquisite production

By operafanliveson
Written April 08, 2012
Anna Netrebko was amazing. Such a gift, not only her voice but her acting abilities. The cast was fabulous. Loved the costumes and the sets. And the score is gorgeous.
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Manon

By EdnaJKaufman
Written April 08, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this opera. The voices were spectacular. The staging was excellent. The film was poignant ,well cast and very absorbing!!It was just a wonderful experience.
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Loved it!! Go see this dream cast of Manon

By katyee8
Written April 08, 2012
Great event. Netrebko and Beczala (sp.?) were marvelous as was Fabio Luisi as conductor. Long but worth it. Don't care for watching the behind the scenes set up by stage hands because it takes away from the "magic". Would rather not see that. Almost too close to the singers at times. Like a bit of distance but overall these are top notch and so reasonable compared with going to the Met. Go see Met Operas Live in HD. You will be happy you did.
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