Written December 26, 2014
Nicely done with wonderful staging. Donna DiDonato's (Mary Stuart) arais were quite well done. Great supporting cast.
Written December 28, 2014
Voight was a most gracious host and asked some very interesting questions which she could
bring due to her experiences.
DiDonato was an exceptional Mary singing the role with overwhelming feeling just beautifully!
She brought such a power to the part with her rich voice and interpretation.
van den Heever played and sang Elizabeth with surprising warmth and yet a coldness that was necessary to the part.
Even the 3 men were excellent in their singing.
4 of us were deeply moved by this most dramatic opera. This performance was SUPERB!
Written October 29, 2014
Since the beginning of the Metropolitan Opera simulcasts, the Riverview Theater on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia has disappointed its audience by presenting LOUSY sound. The sound is never loud enough. The volume is often so low that one can scarcely hear the audio. This is not the way to see and hear an opera. Friends have consistently and continously complained to management, during the performance, at intermissions, and after the end of the performance. Nothing ever changes. No accommodation is made. At every simulcast the volume is too low.
I don't care about the Rivervies Theater and its business, but I do care about the Metropolitan Opera and its simulcasts. If the Riverview Theater management does not accommodate its audiences' wishes, they will soon find that their audience will go elsewhere.
If anyone has any ideas about how to solve this problem, I hope they will take action.
My rating "OH NO" reflects the sound quality, not the performance.
Written November 28, 2014
My first experience at HD and seeing the Met. It was truly amazing. I could never see everything as closely as with HD. The acoustics in the Regency Theatre in Jacksonville is terrific.
It was very emotional and must admit to tears nearing the end.
Can't wait for Feb 16th so I can see Rigoletto. Thanks to all that have made this available.
Written July 28, 2014
Impeccable presentation. Ms. Di Donato did an outstanding job like the rest of the cast. It is a blessing that viewers like me can see Met Operas and provide us with so much culture at a reasonable price. Let me know when the DVD is available.