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4.6 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 268 events 68 reviews

Great seats (thanks Goldstar!) and a lovely evening at the opera. It is very long - almost 3 1/2 hours - and the last 20 minutes or so dragged (we know what happens, after all) but overall an excellent performance.

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Vicky
Red Velvet 34 events 8 reviews

Probably one of the most enjoyable operas I have heard in a long time. It was just beautiful.

Radvanovsky was absolutely delightful. She touched us from her first notes and we were under her charm for a long time after the show ended.

reviewed Sep 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Ciel F. Lagumen
Red Velvet 23 events 2 reviews

Anna Bolena

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Leslie Baldwin
41 events 26 reviews

Great performance by the leading lady. Spectacular voice with several dramatic arias and duets. The Jane Seymour character was also wonderful. I thought the lead tenor (Percy) was a little weak both physically and vocally. Interesting...continued

reviewed Sep 24 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark-goldstar
33 events 19 reviews

The lead singers, two sopranos and a tenor, are outstanding. That is especially so for the title character played by Sondra Radvanovsky, a world renowned performer. Her role is large and she has several long arias and duets that enable fantastic...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from karen
21 events 10 reviews

Very enjoyable performance, good, not great, but well worth attending as this opera is not often performed and the music is glorious. Anna could have a fuller voice, Henry is not at all up to the role, Percy had a major "oops" during act ! but...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Gioia99
16 events 6 reviews

WNO does a good job, but it is unusual that we have a genuine superstar in town. Sondra Radvanovsky is an unusual 'get' for our town, and she is just amazing. The entire production is solid, and if you like opera, or are opera-curious, her...continued

reviewed Sep 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from koffee55
4 events 4 reviews

I enjoyed the opera. I give it a standing ovation.

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Debbi
4 events 4 reviews

The singers all had thrillingly beautiful high notes and disappointingly blurry (unclean) fioratura. From a distance the costumes were dull, not opulent, with the exception of Henry's famous outfit. There were two notable memory slips from the...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from cynclaire
17 events 4 reviews

The singers, orchestra and chorus were all very fine. The set interpretation was interesting but a bit flat. Donizetti's music is charming, but borrowed from his other work. Basically this was a nice evening at the opera but no revelations were...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Marga
17 events 3 reviews

Sondra Radvanovsky was an amazing and believable Ana Bolena. Her voice was rich and filled with emotion. I empathized with her and with Sonia Ganassi's Seymour. My favorite scene was when Ann curses the ascending queen and Seymour reveals it is...continued

reviewed Sep 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Alex Kaplunovich
18 events 2 reviews

excellent opera. I've discovered Donicetti as one of the greatest opera composers!!! Must see event. Excellent performance.

reviewed Sep 27 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from FatherPaul
11 events 1 review

I enjoy the opera but last year when i bought season tickets months in advance I had conflicts and had to exchange them all for new dates. This year I used Goldstar for Anna Bolenna and was delighted. I ordered them by internet a few days before...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

Very nice Opera, I totally recommend it!

reviewed Sep 27 2012 report as inappropriate