Written December 27, 2014
I thought it was wonderful. Of course I like Baroque music. I also appreciated the fact that the opera started at the appointed time. The intermissions and interviews are interesting, but they make the production very long. This particular opera was so good that we stayed to the end.
Written January 31, 2015
The repititions of the same lines over and over and over in the score got very tiresome, Even the moderator acknowledged it by quesrioning every interviewed singer about this condition of the libretto, Also, as with all the movie operas, the intermissions were much too long. Final scene was the best,
Written January 05, 2012
This was an amazing performance. Renee Fleming is unbelievable. It's fabulous to enjoy the talent of The Met while living in the midwest. It's also so interesting to see behind the scenes during two intermissions. This show was 4 hours long with two intermissions. Loved every minute.
Written January 10, 2012
The production was excellent as usual and Renee Fleming was superb in her vocal techique. I would probably not see this one again because it is so much Baroque and this limits the beautiful melody lines. I prefer more operas like Puccini with beautiful areas.
Written November 24, 2014
Rodelinda was an enjoyable evening of opera from the Metropolitan at Lincoln center. It was a pleasure to see Baroque opera revived. Having two counter tenors in the production is lucky as this is a less than common vocal achievement. One counter tenor (the role of Betarido - Andreas Scholl) struggled with some high notes. His speaking voice is more baritone, this may be a cause. The conducter was apt at interpreting Handel and the harpsichords added much to the baroque flavor. It is still favorable to see opera live.