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Rodelina

By tucsonoperafan
Written December 04, 2011
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?
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Rodelinda

By Faith Block
Written December 04, 2011
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 to truly understand the work that went into the production and the singing. Great experience!
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Rodelinda

By lillic
Written December 04, 2011
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 that there was no sense of the stage or the scenery as the camera focused only on the individual singers, The showing was very disappointing even though the opera itself i.e. the music was marvelous.
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Simply Outstanding

By Pookerdog
Written December 04, 2011
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 sound like an early music ensemble. Impressive in every aspect. Renee Fleming was stunning vocally, musically, and visually. Stephanie Blythe, the same. The whole cast was amazing.
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Rodelinda

By Kersten Vogler
Written December 05, 2011
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 appreciate the style and repetition.
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