• Released
  • November 13, 2013
  • NR , 3 hr 35 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

Critics Say


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Great Performances and Stage Settings

By rosecrafton
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.
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By s2g
Written September 19, 2014
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?
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By aroeck1
Written November 14, 2013
The opera/film was great. Voice track was somewhat muted at the Regal. More significantly we did not need more than 4-5 minutes of rearranging the set to realize how complex the behind-the-scenes activity is. Im sure most of that could be deleted. The interviews with the principals were rather lame and self-promotional, and we didn't need to be shown the schedule of future events 4 times. Also I don't think this is a welcome opportunity to air commercials for the Met, that doesn't need commercials. In all, these distractions, consuming almost as much time as the performance, seriously detracted from our experience. As it was, it got so late that we left before the third act. Unless I could be assured that these unwanted parts of the film were considerably shortened or deleted, I would not go again or recommend it to others. We paid $22.00 for senior tickets and were excited about seeing the opera, but left disappointed. I hope you can do something about this.
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Tosca Met

By christinelong01
Written December 21, 2014
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.
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Too much talking

By Broadway_gal
Written August 31, 2014
The music and singers are outstanding. But there is too much extraneous material during the intermissions. I was particularly annoyed by the preview of Falstaff just after the second act intermission. I know the Met wants to promote its upcoming events but it can --and does--do that before the show begins. Tosca is a short opera. But the running time was 3 1/2 hours. Especially on the encore they should pare down the presentation. That is, if you want to appeal to a younger crowd. Broadway_gal
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