Romeo opera1
4.5 / 5 Rated by 65 members
Review from ken scott
7 events 4 reviews

Mr Domingo not skilled enough to bring out the beauties of the score - it was most disappointing. The two leads started well and, as always with good artists, improved throughout the performance. The tenor, I hope, will make the decision to...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Anonymous
Red Velvet 577 events 329 reviews

The Best Opera Production I've ever seen. GO!

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from nik
Red Velvet 152 events 53 reviews

Was unfamiliar with this opera but thoroughly enjoyed it. Found the set designs and costumes gorgeous and creative. The music and performance enthralling

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from theaterfan
Red Velvet 66 events 45 reviews

Outstanding!! If you like opera this is a must see. If you don't like opera this will win you over. I would give it more stars if I could. The singing was absolutely wonderful as were the sets and costumes. The tenor Grigolo sang as if...continued

reviewed Nov 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from anne keenes
Red Velvet 48 events 15 reviews

Although not my favorite opera musically, the production was excellent! Great costumes and sets and superb singing from VittorioGrigolo andNino Machaidze, both real singers to watch. One of the best of the year.

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Johnny
Red Velvet 100 events 14 reviews

production quality high...

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Review from Scottish Patron
Red Velvet 19 events 6 reviews

I'm not a big Gounod fan, I prefer Verdi and Mozart operas. The score for R&J left me a little flat, but the performance and design were spectacular. If you are not a Gounod fan see this performance, If you are a Gounod fan see it again and again.

reviewed Nov 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Rodney Lackey
309 events 152 reviews

Singing was glorious; Production excellent. Domingo's conducting was right on as to be expected. Don't miss as you have 2 more chances

reviewed Nov 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Don
83 events 62 reviews

The leads are two brilliant young singers. Attractive and good actors, they're ideal to play the star-crossed lovers, and their singing is wonderful. Great chorus, orchestra in fine form. The other singers were very good. If you like opera,...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatreGuy
81 events 31 reviews

They were good singers. The only things were:
The Juliet did not enunciate her french very well
The Romeo was completely overacting to the point of annoyance
I have to say that the libreto just doesn't do Shakespeare justice.

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from KatsoKnits
61 events 19 reviews

Always a pleasure to attend an event at the Dorothy Chandler. The set and costuming were wonderful. (This is not a "beginners" opera. So if it's your first time, go for something more fun, like Carmen.)

reviewed Nov 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Laura L Longoria
34 events 18 reviews

Beautifully staged adaption of the classic Romeo & Juliet play...Vittorio Grigolo is my new crush! his incredible voice with an equally incredible physique leaves one speechless. Nino Machiadze is splendid as Juliette

reviewed Nov 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrew Paroczai
22 events 17 reviews

Quite a good performance. Some wonderful music, and costuming.

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Review from Margery Pope
31 events 16 reviews

So happy I didn't miss this stunning performance - Romeo and Juliette both outstanding singers and actors. Wonderful to see many young people in the audience. A classic lives on creatively staged by LA Opera.

reviewed Nov 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from DR. SHLOMIT KRIENBERG
29 events 11 reviews

Greatly done, lots of attention to every detail!

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard Ellman
26 events 11 reviews

Nino Machaidze had some problems with her high notes. Two clear flat clunkers, but other than that, she is easy to look at and to listen to. Vittorio Grigolo on the other hand was spectacular. Forget about his dashing good looks, his voice is...continued

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara Harris Cury
37 events 11 reviews

The opera is quite lovely and performed by wonderful and engaging professionals. The staging often seemed in opposition to the libretto which made me wonderful which to follow: the libretto or the staging. It also seemed an odd choice not to...continued

reviewed Nov 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from The Reviewer with No Name
16 events 11 reviews

The two leads have excellent voices. Be aware that sitting the back of the Orchestra does give you a great view of the actors, stage, sets. BUT the prompters that are showing you in English what is being sung in Italian are off to the left and...continued

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Phil
14 events 10 reviews

Opera was sensational. Great voices and acting. Goldstar's fee of $13 per ticket is far too high!!!

reviewed Nov 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from John F.
17 events 10 reviews

Outstanding leads Machaidze & Grigolo were spectacular vocally and acting - wise. Do not miss this performance!

reviewed Nov 09 2011 report as inappropriate
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