Written March 28, 2015
How can you go wrong--sublime Verdi music plus fabulous singers, who are also wonderful actors. In particular Sondra Radvanovsky. I have never seen such emoting and such passion. She makes Amelia seem so real. Her voice is exquisite. And then there is the incomparable Dimitri Hvorostovsky--just the expressions on his face alone can convey everything he is feeling and, in turn, makes you feel. He give such a powerful performance.
One reviewer criticized Stephanie Blythe's weight. What? Even if you are thinking it, don't say it. Such opinions should be kept to oneself. This is her body--her business.
I had never seen this opera and was only vaguely familiar with the music. It was such an intense and moving experience--I was crying at the end. (Some of those tears was sadness that it was over).
This is my third HD opera this season. I am loving each one This is by far the best season yet.
Kudos to Peter Gelb--and please keep them coming..
Written November 26, 2014
I thought the singing and acting were terrific. I would prefer it in original time frame. parts of it reminded me of Mahagony with furniture by Ikea. Stephanie bly should lose weight
Written April 26, 2015
Very enjoyable. Thank you for continuing to bring this series to us.
Written February 01, 2015
A very creative staging of this Verdi classic.
Written February 28, 2015
Fantastic!! Marvelous singing matched with excellent heart-tugging acting. Operatic acting has come a very long way from the "clutch and stagger" era!!!
I especially enjoy Deborah Voigt's interviews with singers and the conductor, and designers!
The sound and the visual presentation is unequaled.
Thank you Neubauer.