Written July 31, 2014
We loved watching Tosca on the big screen. We are long time subscribers to Lyric Opera, and find this to be a great addition to the performances we attend there.
Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna and George Gadnidze captivated us not only with their beautiful singing, but also with the passion of their acting.
It was great fun to watch the intermissions behind stage. Something we don't see at an opera house performance.
It was interesting to see that many members of the audience at this performance were elderly who have difficulty with mobility. We believe they are opera lovers who find it difficult to attend performances in the opera house, but love opera, and find the movie theatre an option they can handle. If so, what a wonderful way for them to continue to enjoy something they love!
Written September 19, 2014
What a wonderful performance, we were on the edge of our seats the whole time. The intermission interviews added a lot to our enjoyment. Plus there was a moment showing Maestro James Levine rehearsing for an upcoming performance. It is good to see him in such good spirits and back working.
Written November 11, 2013
It was excellent - Alanga and Rancitte were just wonderful. I could see this over and over and never tire of Puccini's wonderful music. You must try to see if you can.
Written November 09, 2013
Racette, Alagna, and Gagnizde were superb with their singing and dramatic acting.
The program was a real treat.
However, the Management at AMC Theatre in Clifton Commons need to speak with their employees in their projection room. During the third act, the audience members could hear loud talking coming from this room.
Written November 12, 2013
We attended the HD broadcast of Tosca at the Hollywood 20 in Sarasota, FL on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The performance was outstanding but there were problems with the sound, especially in acts 2 and 3. This was very annoying and it was impossible to tell whether the problem was with the theater's sound system or originated with the satellite transmission system.