It's been a long time since I've seen an opera with such sumptuous costumes, sets, and music! I loved every minute of it. The entrance of Placido Domingo as Neptune, with the mermaids floating above him, was worth the price of admission. The cast was superb, with one sublime voice after another -- and there were poignant moments as well as fantasy. I wish all my opera-loving friends could have seen it -- maybe at the encore performance.