Written December 11, 2016
As a fan of Joyce DiDonato, I was eager to see this opera, and was not disappointed. Her portrayal of exiled queen Mary of Scots was poignant, regal, determined, forgiving. Queen Elizabeth was not quite the villain, but never a sympathetic character. The camera work was revealing but not intrusive; e.g., Elizabeth's hand motion of the flourish under her signature, and her sealing with her signet ring. I wonder whether the in-house audience was able to see them. In a concert hall, it is not possible to see the facial expressions that are so evident on camera. I especially like the backstage interviews with the principals. It was obvious that the movie-house audience felt connected to the stage action because there was applause after arias and at the end. This was our third opera in HD, and I continue to recommend the experience. I am looking forward to future productions.
Written May 05, 2016
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 April 29, 2016
I am so sorry that I had to miss the showing of Maria Stuarda on Sat. Jan. 19.
Can I get a refund for my tickets (2) ? A rain check for another showing ? a different opera?
Written February 12, 2016
Amazing/Extraordinary Joyce DiDonato - once in a lifetime perfect opera performance - remarkable!
Written October 24, 2016
Excellent singing, marvelous acting. Joyce diDonato was awesome. Recommend it highly.