Rusalka

By enarcht
Written February 11, 2014
Not my favorite opera BUT wanted to see one of Rene Fleming's last roles before she retires. Her voice excellent, story not so great. Costumes great.
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Metropolitan Opera - Live in HD : Rusalka

By stanleymilstein
Written February 10, 2014
Rusalka (Antonin Dvorak) is surely one of Renee Fleming's "signature roles", particularly her version of the "Song to the Moon". The Met's HD Live Webcast was all that one could have asked of this production; the sets were lush "period" in nature, the acting and singing were divine in all respects, particularly in the characterizations of Renee Fleming (who has been dong this role for more than 25 years), and Dolora Zajick as the witch, Jezubaba. The other portrayals included wonderful renderings of the wood nymphs, the Water Gnome, the Foreign Princess (Emily McGee), and the Prince (Piotr Beczgala) The HD webcast format can add to the drama if the acting is superb or can be unforgiving if it is appalling; happily, the former was true in this case. 'And the Czech music of Dvorak...absolutely blazes forth in all its glory, conducted masterfully and with the greatest sensitivity by the youthful Maestro Seguin ! If you want to see opera from the Met at its finest, go see Rusalka
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Rusalka

By krystalos
Written February 09, 2014
Amazing performance, as always, from the Met. The sets were beautiful and the behind the scenes interviews and views of the stage and set construction are both enjoyable and fascinating. Renee Fleming performs flawlessly, as usual, and while the story is a simple, yet tragic, fairy tale of love and tragedy, and Dvorak's music elevates it to an amazing listening experience. If you cannot make it to NYC to watch a performance live this is the next best thing.
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Rusalka

By GidRut
Written February 09, 2014
The stage performance was outstanding, the photographic work was superb, unfortunately the sound reproduction was terrible, I assume the problem was locally at the No 12 theater at the Edward on I 10 location. Every expect of an operatic performance can be superb but if the sound is defective, the joy is damaged.
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Opera "Rusalka" from the Met

By woaks1
Written February 09, 2014
This was outstanding. Renee was superb, as always, and I enjoy the live interviews during intermissions. It's also very interesting to see how scenery goes up for the next act from a backstage view. Watching facial expressions during closeups of the singers is wonderful. Audio is also very good. The only drawback is that sound from an a-joining theater room sometimes seeps in. Yesterday a low rumble could occasionally be heard. Everyone should see and enjoy opera. English translations come across the screen so you always know what's going on. Besides hearing world-renown performers, gorgeous costumes, beautiful orchestration and innovative sets also add interest. I'm so grateful I can see first rate opera without having to travel to NYC. I love, love, love it!!
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