This production and staging of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, was excellext, with great acting and singing from all the cast, but especially from Joyce DiDonato in the role of Rosina. She is an excellent actress, as well as a phenominal singer. Diego Flores singing was riveting also, and the acting in the role of Figaro was quite entertaining.

My only disappointment came in the area of the sound quality. I had attended the original HD bradcast, and it was in a better auditorium, with excellent sound quality. In this broadcast, the sound qaility was somewhat muddled in places. This would be an annoyance in an ordinary movie, but is totally unacceptable in an opera performance, where the quality of both the singing and the orchestration is such a central focus of the experience.