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The NY Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

By slake
Written July 29, 2015
Wonderful production; outstanding entertainment; terrific between act commentaries and videos; excellent HD and audio for most of the production, BUT some very poor, sporadically horrible video & audio transmission.problems that spoiled an otherwise ouitsnading presentation.
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Turandot from Met Opera

By gwenfranco
Written November 10, 2009
There was something wrong with the sound throughout the whole opera. The person from the movie house told us the problem was with the satellite transmission. It was very disturbing all through the three acts of the performance. Many of us thought we should get our money back, or at least be given free tickets to another Saturday matinee opera program.
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Poor broadcast quality

By gkhowell
Written November 10, 2009
The singers and production were fine. The broadcast quality was not - there were dropouts in the audio and video. The Met should offer refunds or tickets to the rebroadcast.
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Turandot in HD

By Regal Park Met
Written November 10, 2009
Turandot was spectacular with wonderful singing, great conducting and orchestra performance, and excellent intermission features, Sadly, this was all marred by the intermittent loss of sound track and screen viewing. I am assuming this was from the Met's transmission but the same thing has happened before at the Citrus Park showings. Something needs to be done about this as you will lose many customers. My wife and I love Turandot. The sets. costumes and staging enhanced the glorious muisic so we had a most satisfying afternoon despite the glitches. One lady sitting next to us had never attended an opera before and she was thrilled. It would be good for teenagers who like classical music and any adults who like theater and classical music.
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MetOp Turandot

By morgandude
Written November 10, 2009
We absolutely LOVED what we could see. Unfortunately the audio was frequently dropping out and the video would frequently blank out to. The worst of it was at the pinnacle of the opera when Calaf was replying to the three riddles when the video and audio totally blanked out causing us to not see/hear what was going on. Talk about a bummer... Theater management felt bad and issued a free movie pass to each ticket holder. Management assured us it was not an equipment issue on their end and was the video/audio feed direct from the Met that was the cause of the issues. So all the other theaters seem to have suffered the same fate. We had hoped with this being my first opera experience that it would have been a more quality showing... We throughly enjoyed the behind the scenes interviews held between the Acts. We certainly may reconsider going to future HD Operas at the theater. It is a wonderful concept but not fully realized with all the technical issues for the money.
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