A thoroughly reinvented Trovatore on a postage-stamp stage and harlequin costumes that features vocal luminaries Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo.
A massive production that emphasizes the surreal aspect of Borodin’s flawed masterpiece, delivered to the viewers as only the Metropolitan Opera can do.
While not the first choices for any of these three operas, Netrebko fans will enjoy watching this consummate artist at work with excellent supporting casts.
Wagner’s final masterpiece, Parsifal, receives a strong performance undermined by bizarre stage business and unflattering costumes
Matthew Bourne gives us a serious makeover of Tchaikovsky’s classic, complete with vampires, special effects, and eye-catching choreography
A truly enjoyable, lighthearted rendering of the Cinderella fairytale, this recent Metropolitan Opera production pulls out all of its vocal stops and then some. Humdrum sets aside, the performance values carry the day and ensure much viewing pleasure, beginning with the drop-dead gorgeous star, mezzo-soprano, Elina Garanča.
The Metropolitan Opera gives us a “Live in HD” broadcast Blu-ray of Donizetti’s masterpiece. Some strange stage business aside, there is plenty of strong singing and music-making going on, certainly enough to recommend this one to all opera-lovers.