"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)
"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)
"I was very disappointed that they cast a woman in the role of Rinaldo. It is meant to be a very romantic opera with love, passion and attraction. Having a woman whose register who clearly sounded like"... (read full reviews)
"This is one of the few out of many operas I never saw. I am happy that the intermission was after the 1st act. It was long and tedious even though the actor had a great voice, it was rather boring. I"... (read full reviews)
"The conductor didn't speak or interact with the audience. He seemed irritated that the place was not full at all - but that's the fault of whoever set the price for the event. I waited months until"... (read full reviews)
"This performance was stunningly dull. The acting was uninspired and uninspiring.
Not being a huge Tennessee Williams fan, I was looking for the operatic version to freshen the tired story line. I left"... (read full reviews)
"I like the idea that students try to launch a massive effort to stage an opera on a big stage. Unfortunately for this production, I think they need more time and practice. Maybe they should do this at"... (read full reviews)
"I could not understand the singing. The music was terrible. I hate to say but i did not enjoy this opera. It was torture for me and my friend. I was actually embarrassed that I brought my friend. I"... (read full reviews)