To all who have never been to the Opera but have always been curious, this is your ticket! Live in HD from NY's Met is FAB and, you don't have to dress to the nines and if you need to exit the theatre for any reason you can do so without disrupting the performance. You will have an up close and personal view of behind the scenes, enjoy interviews with performers during intermissions and expose yourself to one of the world's oldest art forms...Opera! Feels as if you are sitting on the stage with actors....it is fantastic! Hope you will broaden your artistic horizons and give this media a try...definitely worth the $25! I have read and heard so much about Anna Netrebko and was thrilled to finally witness her amazing talent first hand. Yes, all the hype that surrounds her is valid. Not only is she beautiful but very powerful!