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Werter: MET in HD LIVE

By a2020orthophoria
Written March 16, 2014
This LIve in HD production of Metropolitan Opera, WERTER was the usual wonderful experience of enjoying the incomparable opera production LIVE at the stadium theater. Unfortunately, Saturday morning's live production experienced a technical problem during the final (and very special) 10 minutes of the opera; the video remained unaffected, but there was absolutely NO audio. Mysteriously, the audio was restored precisely at the end of the production...just in time for the curtain call and applause! Well, it was a pity for those in the theater...only to be accepted, PROBABLY, as an unavoidable technical transmission problem. (One wonders if the same transmission problem was experienced everywhere in the 60 countries to which it was sent. Hope not.
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By Kpotts77
Written March 16, 2014
The only way a senior can get to the Opera is at the HD movie. Please open 2 venues for La Boheme. Anything from the Met is wonderful. Hollywood movies are horrific Thank you
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Werther on March 15,2014 at Kips Bay IMAX Theater

By fightingirishman
Written March 16, 2014
The sound was lost for the last 20 minutes of the live production. The theater was unable to restore the sound. The upshot was that the entire audience of serious opera-goers -- the HD production was sold out -- was seriously disappointed. The woman next to me had driven in to Manhattan from Pennsylvania to see the live production. Another member of the audience told me that this is the third or fourth time that the sound has failed during an opera from the Met. I don't know whether this is the fault of the Met or of the theater. But it seriously affected my enjoyment of the opera.
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Massett's Werther

By djpatten
Written March 16, 2014
This is one of the very best of the Metropolitan Opera's new productions. I give it an A+. Jonas Kaufmann should be commended for not only his splendid performance vocally but for his acting ability as the tragic figure of Werther. He did much to make Goethe's hackneyed melodrama believable. Sophie Kock is also to be commended for singing in her role as Charlotte. In addition, Rob Howard created beautiful and wholly appropriate sets and costumes. Unfortunately, technical problems entailing the loss of sound during the last five minutes of the local screening marred an otherwise superb showing and made the tragic ending of the opera fall flat. It is hoped the technical problems were only local ones and did not affect the worldwide transmission.
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By freehling
Written March 16, 2014
Great film, terrible transmission. Perhaps not your fault that the sound went dead for the climactic 15 minutes. WAS your fault that no one appeared to fix it, or explain, and to offer our money back. Either do these classy operas with class or don't do them at all PLEASE PRINT
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