Written June 03, 2015
I have loved this opera since hearing it in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra. This production did not disappoint me. The singing and music were ethereal, the story intriguing and the sets beautiful.
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 January 31, 2015
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.
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 March 30, 2015
For any opera fan this is a must see production.
Superbly acted...I loved the Water Gnome and the Witch!!
This would be appropriate for any age; all you need is an
appreciation for the art of opera!!