Atom User Reviews for The Metropolitan Opera: Marnie
great orchestral music as well as vocal.
Loved Lestyn Davies's character (and his voice.)
Acting, singing, casting, and orchestra were all terrific—however the script was prett simplistic. It was weird to hear such basic lines being sung by opera singers.
Crackles with theatricality, never a dull moment. Musical score is more a piece in the mosaic than the main attraction as with some other operas, but it serves the story and characters.
Everything about this new opera is excellent! Go see it!!
I thought that the libretto was sometimes a little thin, with commonplaces as a kind of recitative. I loved the mixture of voices that occurred in other places that might have been like that. The singing was impressive, and the scenery was great.
A new opera in English commissioned for the Met based on a novel of the same name. Exceptional in every way.
Production was magnificent. The music, however has no 'songs' - no melody and no rhythm. If you like so called 'contemporary' music, you might like this. The singers sing dialogue using intervals with nothing lyrical for 3 hours.
great modern opera- great production too
Wonderful new music, a splendid cast. great voices, great acting
Wonderful cast; outstanding vocals and acting! Complex script. Excellent staging.
Beautiful music, inventive staging. Isabel Leonard was simply to die for in the title role. Christopher Maltman was superb, as well.
loved it !
I'm not usually a fan of atonal music - but this was so compelling! A visual delight - seamless scene changes - intriguing story - musical mastery.... and then, the final scene was a lovely and rare look at redemption and restoration.
Great cast, staging and concep. We loved it