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Maria Stuarda

By rjhselvin
Written January 20, 2013
This performance was magnificent. Of all the wonderful singers, Joyce DiDonato, stood out--for her acting as well as her sisnging. Forgetting she was Joyce, I was convinced that she was Maria.
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Some of the High Points of the Year in the Arts !

By seventh
Written January 20, 2013
Opera has held high interest for most of my life but the Met Opera in HD experience has increased my joy with its intensity to the point of my not ever wanting to miss an HD production. This is even though attending the Met whenever I'm in New York is obligatory . . the vibes there can't be duplicated elsewhere. But the immediacy and impact of what can be provided so adroitly on the screen does not happen in the originating hall. It is an entirely new medium that has been produced. My gratitude for Joseph Gelb for bringing to our senses the theatre production excitement, with sets that astound, voices that enlarge the heart, acting that is deeply involving, technical usage that may not be noticed but does provide opera that is worthy of the highest expectations. It is opera, a traditional form, brought to creative new levels for the next generations. I so thank you, Mr. Gelb, for what you have accomplished with the grand dame . . opera. Edna Bradford Ratner
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Superb!

By TwoHFarm
Written January 20, 2013
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!
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Maria Stuarda

By mmagoun
Written January 21, 2013
If you are an opera lover, you will not be disappointed. This is a feast for the eyes and the ears.
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Maria Stuarda

By bassoI
Written January 20, 2013
This was a fantastic production. Everything about the work was stunning, singing, acting, sets, etc.. The work was mesmerizing and there was never a let up in the intensity of the production. Joyce DeDonato was incredible as Maria Stuarda. What an incredible voice both as a coloratura and as a bel canto singer. The debut of the soprano playing Elizabeth was also great.
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