Written July 05, 2015
Amazing/Extraordinary Joyce DiDonato - once in a lifetime perfect opera performance - remarkable!
Written July 07, 2015
Fantastic production!! DiDonato superb and all male and female roles beautifully sung and well acted. It has been the high spot of this season. Brava DiDonato and Bravo the cast!!
Written January 29, 2015
It was absolutely outstanding - awesome - I cried - have never had that experience before
Written March 06, 2015
glorious music, fantastic singing, amazing costumes and staging
Written August 22, 2014
The Met has a great production of this jewel of Donizetti's 3 Queens Trilogy: Maria Stuarda. With Joyce DiDonato in the lead role, students of bel canto have a textbook performance to revel in. That remarkable voice, aiding her deeply felt vocal acting became even more obvious when seen in the HD broadcast, with its constant closeups allowing any of us in the theater to be one with each performer.
I admit being biased when it comes to Donizetti and his operas ---and Maria Stuarda in particular. Dame Janet Baker's performances in English closed her stage career in Britain 30 years ago; that legendary performance has for me been the standard of comparison that has never been rivaled --including Beverly Sill's 1977 performance. That is until now: DiDonato has it all, and gave it all. I can only hope that she has a long and splendid career ahead of her.