The Metropolitan Opera: Rodelinda Synopsis
Grimoaldo gives up everything to be with Eduige.

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By Faith Block
Rene Fleming and all the singers were outstanding. It's not often you hear 2 contra tenors in an opera. I enjoyed the opera, even thought Handel's music is very repetitive. You have to love opera...


By tucsonoperafan
Perfection in all respects: gorgeous music, humor and pathos in a good story, lovely sets, great costumes, superb acting, and the most beautiful singing imaginable. Who could ask for more?...

Simply Outstanding

By Pookerdog
The subject line says it all. Music, set, acting, singing, directing all superb. It doesn't get any better than this, especially if you like early music. They did a fine job making the Met orchestra...


By lillic
The local theatre (Crossgates Mall Albany NY) was poorly suited to show the opera. The sound from a/c blowers was disturbing as was sound from a neighboring theatre. The film was so dark throughout...


By Kersten Vogler
The production was excellently put together, stage setting and costumes, the acting was outstanding. Renee Fleming excelled, as always.. The music is specifically for baroque music lovers who...


By op-buff
Handel is so long and repetitive and redundant , only the diehard fans can sit through it , Verdi is easier Rodelinda had th most beautiful and great sets . The Met does a spectacular job and that is...


By ehymes
Baroque opera may not be for everyone. I believe that this was the first Handel opera I have ever seen in its entirety but will not the the last! I have been a subsciber to the Met for many years...


By candacecoggins
I was extremely pleased to have attended the HD Live performance of Rodelinda. On so many levels, this was an extraordinary event for me. Each and every cast member rendered exquisite preformances....

Too Many Minutes

By Floridatheatrebuff
Great singing, staging, and everything else that goes with the Metropolitan Opera. But, as the singers seemed to admit during the interviews, there were just too many "Minutes" of constantly repeated...

Great Singing/ Questionable directing in certain sections

By docphyll
The acting within the arias was generally acceptable but not particularly creative. The stage directions for non-singers (except for the child for the most part) and singers when not acting was...

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