This saucy, sassy performance by Netrebko as Norina and the whirlwind of music, action and wonderful performances by the rest of the cast are not to be missed. Even though Anna Netrebko has added a few pounds, she is a consummate actress and her physicality enlivens and adds depth and breadth to one of the lighter operas. The performances by Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo as Don Pasquale are musical, and lively. Polenzani and Del Carlo stop the opera with their fast-paced patter and fun histrionics!

The camerawork was most artful; it was obvious that everyone knew the opera inside and out.