Written October 03, 2014
This was my first experience with the works of Antonín Dvorák and a masterpiece in Czech. No, it did not feel like 4 hours. The play was very interesting, Fleming was absolutely fabulous and her "Song to the Moon" was enchanting. Little I knew that she sang the same aria in her debut at the Seattle Opera in 1990. Piotr Beczala as the Prince and Dolora Zajick as the witch Jezibaba were very good. However my favorite character was the Water Gnome sung by John Relyea.
Written October 02, 2014
An experience well worth twice the cost of a regular movie. For those who are curious about opera "Rusalka" and others viewed in HD from the Metropolitan Opera live broadcast series will be mind opening. I treated my 3 sisters and my niece for this performance and EVERYONE liked it.
Go, see Rusalka", go...
Written August 20, 2014
opera was fantastic and Renee Flemming was even more than fantastic. Little puzzled by the Czech language at first, till I realized, during the intermission interview with Renee Flemming clarified that language.
Had to cry at the ending. Someone said that it is the same story that the little Mermaid was taken from. Is that true?
The Metopera in HD are a wonderful development in the musical world.
Written August 02, 2014
Movie was great, what we saw of it. We were moved from one theater to another that didn't have enough seats. Some patrons had to leave. During the film, sound was lost at times as was the picture. A real shame. The production, what we saw of it was awesome.
Written October 25, 2014
I think the concept is great, as it was a great experience. nice movie, less expensive than a live performance, and you will never get so close as on the screen at a live performance. Rusalka itself was hard for me to follow because of the Csezk language but still very nice. All the performers were great, and the orchestra was so nice. I think Id go again when an opera I am more familiar with, like in Italian is playing.