Written March 30, 2015
A must see for Wagner fans. If you can get a ticket for the re-broadcast do it. Just be sure to realize you need a good night's sleep before hand. The first act is 2 hours, so be prepared.
The production is sublime and the singers are all just amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Written November 30, 2014
Okay, it's five and half hours long, but it just flew by! The cast is wonderful, the performances are spectacular, and the staging is marvelous. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live is one of the great opera marketing ideas of this generation. And the cast interviews backstage are enough to warm an opera fan's heart.
Written March 06, 2015
This was an experience that is hard to explain. The orchestral score was overwhelming and the singing superb! I thought the staging missed the mark entirely particularly in the third act.
Written March 03, 2013
This was a spectacular opera performance and I am grateful to the Met and Fredericksburg Regal 14 for making it available to the local public. The singing acting and production were terrific.
Written January 29, 2015
It's long. It's slow. It's also gorgeous. It creates a mystical mood and if you slow down and go with it you will have an exceptional experience. If you don't, leave after Act 1.