Written December 10, 2012
If you like opera and can't make it to Metropolitan - it's definitely a wonderful; experience.
The opera is very good, not as "heavy" as other Verdy. The cast is amazing. You should go.
Written November 26, 2014
A great opera with a wonderful cast. Unfortunately, it had a director who seemed more interested in calling attention to himself than in letting the opera and cast do their thing. The first two acts were distracting because of what the director made the cast do. The last two acts, however were riveting; the splendor of the cast and the opera itself took over and it was a very moving and wonderful experience. The movie direction, as always with the Met HD productions, was excellent.
Written April 21, 2015
The Met is continuing to improve on its casting and productions. Everyone seemed to enjoy this production. Changing the era worked very nicely; acting and singing great.
The theater was a bit chilly. The person in charge was very nice and helpful to all.
Written February 10, 2016
Didn't think that I would like the production but, it really was done well and the transformation to a more modern era was not at all disturbing.
Written August 02, 2015
Great cast/chemistry. Wonderful example of simultaneous ensemble singing. Amasing set design and coreography.
Although it gets "dark" -- doesn't all Verdi -- something yougsters could enjoy.