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I missed a wonderful performance ( so i heard)

By Waltraudrb
Written April 19, 2015
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?
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Met Maria Stuarda

By amalioc
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. Amalio
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maria stuarda

By susansatz
Written March 29, 2015
fabulous production. there has been nothing like these operas in hd. singing was fantastic and seeing everything - costumes, faces, scenery, etc. added to the delight. especially great to have the intermissions visible.
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Maria Stuarda

By mmagoun
Written April 21, 2015
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 operahdbam
Written May 24, 2015
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.
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