Written March 06, 2014
A spectacular new production (the first in nearly 100 years) with great singing, drama and staging. If you are a fan of 19th-20th century Russian classical music, this is for you. It even may appeal to the "Kismet" fan who will recognize many familiar Borodin themes.
This is a production that the Met does best, and you can see all the back stage scene setting in action, like watching the workings of a great ant hill up close, only with narration and interviews of the queen and her lead drones. The Met in HD is a must-see for the true opera buff.
Written March 18, 2014
Wow - what a waste of time and money! I am a professional opera singer and voice instructor, and LOVE opera! What a huge disappointment this one was! I was looking forward to several lovely well-known Borodin melodies, with an interesting story line - none of the above occurred! It was SO slow moving, and the costumes were quite disappointing. And the mezzo who was supposed to be sexy was anything but! Some good voices, but a real bore all along. I wanted to get up and leave in the middle, but I decided i needed to know how it ended. So I stuck it out... DON'T waste your precious energy on this one! Go to WERTHER or LA BOHEME or COSI FAN TUTTE instead! Never again - once was more than enough....
Andrea in VA
Written January 21, 2017
The best opera, amazing.
Written March 03, 2014
To me, it was a disaster. I love the opera, and I really could not stand this production. Left after the first act. Listened the rest on the radio, which was a much better experience, although the whole plot, as well as music, was messed up. Do not recommend.
Written March 02, 2014
Fantastic production Liked the way the Character Prince Igor was given more treatment. Bravo Bravo