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Un Ballo in Maschera

By movieoperalover
Written September 19, 2014
SAT.DEC 8TH TOOK A FREIND TO SEE VERDI'S BALLO IN MASCHERA AT BROADWAY 13TH STREET JUST OFF UNION SQUARE. BEAUTIFUL MUSIC SPOILT BY MUCH TOO HIGH VOLUME....MANY PEOPLE WERE COMPLAINING. THE VOLUME WAS SO HIGH THAT THE VOICES WERE DISTORTED. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE WERE SO UPSET THEY WENT OUT TO COMPLAIN. THE USHERS, WHO SAID THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO ABOUT IT. .OUT OF THEIR CONTROL. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO IS IN CONTROL OF THE VOLUME IN THE HD MOVIES, WHO TO TALK TO ABOUT THE VOLUME? AFTER ALL WE PAY EXTRA TO HEAR THE OPERA IN HD, SO IT WAS VERY UPSETTING TO HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL VOICES RUINED. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THE VOLUME? WANT TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK FOR AIDA!. KATHERINE MANISCO.
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Ballo in Maschera HD Live from the MET

By loveMetopera1
Written September 19, 2014
I am a regular opera-goer, long-time holder of a subscription at the Met. Their new production of Ballo is wonderful, the cast could not have been better. While I don't always enjoy updated operas, this production proved to be beyond expectation and totally relavant. The direction and set design were amazing and enhanced Verdi's gorgeous score. However, there was a techinical glitch with the sound the last 5 or so minutes of the first act and through the intermission interviews which I really wanted to hear. It was playing in another theatre in the same venue which did not have the problem so it was obviously not the feed. That was the only disappointment of the afternoon.
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Amazing

By cbazchin
Written July 29, 2014
Just amazing! I have seen other productions. I know this was controversial but the singing was beyond compare and is worth it, despite what you might think of the staging. (No one booed in the theatre).
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Un Ballo in Maschera

By edacker
Written December 09, 2012
Superb! The Met simulcasts are better than going to the opera house. The viewer is right in the action, The sound system is also excellent. AND the price is right!
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Un Ballo In Maschera

By Martamite
Written August 01, 2014
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.
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