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Rusalka

By 112743
Written February 10, 2014
I have been an opera fan for over 60 years. Dvorak and Czech are not my preferred choices. But who can resist water & wood nymphs and the pond ogre. Really great singing and music. It's a disappointment that Renee Fleming doesn't sing in the second act but, two out of three is ok. Perhaps what is a terrific plus with Opera in HD is all the backstage action. I pity the audience that doesn't get this PLUS. For some reason we did not get as much backstage as in previous operas. Met Opera sets are mesmerizing but not more than the great voices
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Rusalka

By mooviegoersx2
Written January 27, 2015
This was my first opera at the movies and was I IMPRESSED!! Seeing the facial expressions on the conductor, actors/actresses made all the difference as did the reasonable cost of the tickets at 1/3 of the price of a live performance downtown for seats in the nosebleed section. The performers were excellent and their voices!! Exquisite! The sets were beautifully done as well. I'll never go downtown to see an opera again...and you can't beat free parking!
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Rusalka

By sonia9
Written February 13, 2014
As a lover of Italian operas and unfamiliar with the others I have to admit that I found this opera beautifully done, the music was fantastic and sweet and the story was the usual with a sad ending. However I don't think anyone goes to the Opera because of the plot. I love being able to go to the local theatre and particapate in viewing the performance coming directly from the Met. Such a joy.
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Rusalka

By cynthiaalice
Written February 09, 2014
Fabulous! Of course, Renee Fleming makes it a MUST! She is extraordinary with that taffy like voice--crystal clear like a bell. Her stage presence and acting ability is also outstanding. Of course, being gorgeous to begin with doesn't hurt a bit!! What prince wouldn't fall in love with her...as a nymph or a human being!!
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The Best

By Northville_Frank
Written February 09, 2014
This is the very best Rusalka ever. Renee owns the part. The scenery, costumes, and acting were as wonderful as Dvorak's great music. The arias and recititives were sung with brilliance. Jezibaba and the Gnome were exceptional, as was, of course, Renee Fleming in the title role. This is a must-see opera.
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