"Lovely evening captured by the voices and performance, the live orchestra.
Opera is a beautiful whole genre and it takes complete active presence, attention to enjoy it. it is easy to be embraced by"... (read full reviews)
"It has been a number of years since we first heard the Mikado and were thrilled it was going to be performed so close to us. The music was perfect, the cast was well chosen, the scenes were"... (read full reviews)
"Not sure what to expect, had never been to opera in SA or Empire theater, but was pleasantly surprised at the talent and the beautiful theater. Would definitely attend similar events in the future."... (read full reviews)
"The GRO presentation of Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio" was well worth the price of admission. Although not a production you'd see at the Lyric in Chicago, it was well sung, well played and"... (read full reviews)
"We loved the opera. The music was beautiful and the story delightful. The performers' voices were awesome. We had a wonderful experience. It was interesting to watch an opera written in the 1800s"... (read full reviews)
"This was my 1st time going to an Opera. Loved it. Such a beautiful place, never in my life have I seen such detail on the ceilings and such. The intermission was nice with free beverages. The seats"... (read full reviews)
"the Feb. 11, 2012 HD presentation of the 6 hour production of Gotterdammerung was really good. the Orchestra and the singers were fabulous, and made the time fly by. Loved the costumes too. However"... (read full reviews)
"Wonderful opera. The set was thing of beauty and function. the performances were riveting. the costumes were outstanding. The only noticeable flaw were the men's footwear. their shoes were all way too"... (read full reviews)
"Having seen and loved many productions of Porgy and Bess, I looked forward to another spectacular rendition of my favorite opera. However I was quite disappointed last Friday night as I listened and"... (read full reviews)
"This Phillip Glass opera is superb! And the performance was amazing; beautiful voices, excellent orchestra, gorgeous costumes and wonderful story telling. The whole production reflects the minimalist"... (read full reviews)
"Sets were amatuerish, like a high school play. I think the Met sent their third string understudies. Quite disappointing overall. Will make the drive to Santa Fe next time we want opera."... (read full reviews)
"It was a nice program with the settings a little "cheesy" and the dancing girls a little overweight. The singing was good, the plot cute. Given that the average age of the patrons was about 87, I"... (read full reviews)
"Was very disapointing. The costumes were drab, especially for the furies.
The women (Katharina Goeldner) who sang as Orfeo was boring, no emothion. She could have been singing about cooking soup. If I"... (read full reviews)
"The Empire State Lyric Theatre's performance of I Pagliacci exceeded all of my expectations. Supported by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra the performers all seemed to be in "good voice" and were"... (read full reviews)