Written October 06, 2016
The film was great for this opera novice with bad eyesight. In a theatre everything is pretty hazy. It was great to see the singers--and observe they are real actors.
Written November 14, 2013
I've attended operas since the 1960's in San Francisco and seen some of the best male and female operatic singers. But this performance "overall" was one of the best performed that I have ever seen. The voices of Scarpia and Floria were superb and their theatrical performance was stellar. I thought the voice of the tenor (Mario) was not as strong as I would have liked to have heard but his performance was stellar also. All in all, a superb performance.
Written May 27, 2016
I thought the music, voices and acting performances were sensational but don't understand why the overly long intermissions. Instead of those boring behind the scenes construction showings, why not just show interviews and opera coming attractions?
Written September 30, 2016
This movie was a wonderful blend of incredible singing and acting. The close up filming of the opera allowed us to see every expression and nuance adding to the experience. In addition, the behind the scenes interviews, rehearsal footage and live view of set changes made us feel a part of the program.
Written July 27, 2016
This is a beautiful production: the singing is outstanding, the acting fine, though in some instances a bit "over the top." I would ask the theater to tone down the sound, as it is too loud to fully enjoy the subtleties of the music.