This is the most physically demanding and sexiest Carmen I have ever seen --- should be R rated. Superb voices, great chemistry between Jose and Carmen (but not so much Escamillo), and all were well cast. Staging was more naturalistic than usual in opera.

Missed the touches the Met brings to the HD operas, such as intermission interviews, backstage look at scene changing, commentator. 3D was OK, but we could have done very well without it. Subtitles were well-placed and unobtrusive.