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Rusalka

By bustifer
Written February 13, 2014
Unfortunately, due to "technical difficulty" at the theater, the show was cancelled. We hope that a later date can be arranged or at least a performance in the summer. I had seen a previous performance and was really looking forward to seeing it again.
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Rusalka

By cnordling
Written February 13, 2014
In my opinion, the Met Opera HD productions are always worth viewing. However, the sound in St Louis Park MN theater isn't what it should be. It is too soft and appears to come from the front speakers only. I have been to many of the Met Opera broadcasts and the sound has been inconsistent and inadequate. It should always be maximized for the full opera experience. The singers and the orchestra sound far too distant and quiet. Please solve this problem so the opera viewers can hear the music the way it was intended. Turn up the volume please.
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Absolutely wonderful

By moodyjudy
Written February 13, 2014
Such a joy to watch this opera live from New York. Very strong orchestration very much a part of the opera. Great sets and always fun to watch behind the curtain during the breaks. But the best is the singing. All characters were very strong led by Renee Fleming. She is amazing. So much symbolism in the story. So powerful. Enjoyed every minute.
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Rulsalka

By cynthiaalice
Written February 13, 2014
As the Opera conductor said, anything Renee Fleming does turns to GOLD! She has it all. She's even a good actor. I was very moved even though we know it's a fairy tale. I've now seen it twice!! Mostly to hear and watch Ms Fleming, but I thought the Prince was excellent as well. They were well-matched!
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Rusalka

By livelyliz
Written February 14, 2014
I saw this Opera for the first & Renee Fleming was excellent, not only her voice was beautiful, her acting was also very good. The other singers were also very good. The background & the costumes were exotic & blend with the story
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