Written February 25, 2017
This version of the Tempest by the modern opera composer, Thomas Ades is wonderful. The music fits the emotions and the libretto makes clear the essential story. The staging is very good, the singing is very good. What more can you ask.
Written March 24, 2017
Brilliant, beautiful, a bit eccentric production of "The Tempest," adapted from Shakespeare's play (not an easy job!) -- excellent singing (though Ariel's highest notes were a bit hard on the ears at times -- not off-key, just extremely high in the soprano range) and acting throughout. Imaginative costumes, especially for Ariel, Prospero, and Caliban. I would encourage people who didn't see the "live" showing to see the encore showing, whenever that is going to run.
Written August 31, 2016
The Tempest was magnificent. This new production was at first not easy to like. There are few melodies and no easy refrains. However, it draws you in with outstanding performances, haunting music and a great story. I loved it. Seeing it on the screen instead of live had advantages including backstage interviews and views of scenery changes. It was also nice to casually have a little snack and drink a bottle of water at your seat. I'm looking forward to the rest of the Met Opera series.
Written March 30, 2017
Wonderful theatrics but music was so-sp
Written April 28, 2017
It got better and better - was most unusual, but extremely well done.
Fabulous voices and costumes.
that's the Met for you!