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HD broadcast of Pucini's Tosca

By clacentra
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.
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a marvelous production

By rbsand
Written November 10, 2013
I loved Tosca in HD. The voices were absolutely gorgeous, and aside from that, the acting was wonderful. It was extremely intense - and being able to see the cast up close is a definite plus. This was an outstanding production of Tosca !!!
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TOSCA, Met in HD

By dandr0325
Written November 11, 2013
TOSCA was great. Stellar cast, especially enjoyed The Scarpia portrayed by baritone, George Gagnidze, who I had not heard before. Was a bit disappointed in the sets, but hey, it was a bit out of the ordinary, and besides the music is what I go to the opera for and that was first class.
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Tosca

By cjelizondo
Written November 13, 2013
this was my first experience watching the HD function from the Metropolitan Opera, the Venue (AMC theaters) is very comfortable, the HD sound and picture were very good, Obviously you have to like the classical Music/composers. The main performers/characters are excellent as well as the total production by the Metropolitan Opera. Nice to have subtitles to follow the story line and extremely interesting back stage interviews with the performers as well as the logistics of changing the stage configuration during the intermissions. Even though Tosca is not one of my favorite Operas, the experience was very enjoyable and an invitation to do it again.
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Tosca live brodcast

By standevries
Written November 10, 2013
Wonderful experience - the cinema house was packed, the interviews and behind-the-scenes atmosphere contributed to the excitement. The baritone (Scarpia) and the tenor (Cavaradossi) were thrilling. Only complaint is that the cinema management turned on full lights during he first intermission which washed out the intermission part of the broadcast.
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