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

By opera woman
Written October 07, 2015
The opera performance was excellent. At too many times the sound went silent, and a few times there were glitches in the whole transmission. The theater manager addressed the audience and explained that the trouble was not in the theater but in the transimssion from the Met; no doubt you have already notified the Met about this.
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Turandot

By vinmor
Written January 28, 2016
This Opera is one of my favorites and I think Puccini"s best, as this production is unequaled, saying that, this is the first time after attending many HD telecast that technical difficulty disrupted the smooth running....It didn't away from the Opera but it was very agravating... the question is...was it the equipment in the theater or the Met...or on transmission itself..guess we will never know
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Great Production

By normberg
Written January 28, 2016
The presentation was degraded by a number of sound breaks. Probably 10 throught the performance.
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An opera treasure

By Barry Freed
Written January 28, 2016
An excellent cast and superb production combined to make this a "don't miss" for any serious opera enthusiast. If Marina Guleghina was not one's ideal of an exotically beautiful Chinese princess, she more than made up for this with her vocal power and expressiveness. Similarly, Marina Poplavskaya as Liu, while not exactly lovely to look at, used her beautiful voice touchingly. Marcello Giordani's handsome and manly Calaff was quite pleasing vocally, even if his "Nessun Dorma" did not raise goose-bumps. His tender solicitude toward the self-sacrificing Liu almost made me forget how rashly stupid was his challenge to Turandot to discover his name. But it wouldn't be opera without ridiculous plot twists. Enjoy this classically spectacular Zeffirelli production while you can and mourn its passing because budget constraints and ("get over it") manager Peter Gelb's penchant for new-fangled and gimmicky productions portend many more absurd settings like this season's disastrous "Tosca."
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