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 March 24, 2017
A very dramatic presentation and I must say I was most impressed by the stage design and costumes this time. Colorful, impressive and well-proportioned for the whole stage (unlike some of the previous shows).
Written August 28, 2016
Seeing Maria Stuarda in HD was an experience which moved me as well as entertained and educated me. I did read about the story before I got to the theater, so I was somewhat prepared for the sequence of events. However, the honesty of the singing and acting propelled the drama into an interactive mode.
This is a great way to experience opera and be so involved in the piece. The close-ups of the singers, the gorgeous costumes, the interviews with the performers and the local accessibility made this a great experience for me! I have seen many operas live, and I will continue to do so. However, I love the HD broadcasts where I can have the best seat in the house for a fraction of the cost and at my local theater!
Written December 02, 2016
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.
Written October 22, 2016
Nicely done with wonderful staging. Donna DiDonato's (Mary Stuart) arais were quite well done. Great supporting cast.