This was our first HD opera experience; it was wonderful. [I am a regular listener to the Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts.]

There were so many visual moments that would not have been understood by the radio audience, e.g., the humor of Ariel's wearing a diving suit to approach Neptune, and the pathos of Caliban as his mother sang to him about a broken heart, and the lovely transformation of Sycorax from hag to beautiful woman.

I loved that there were subtitles, even though the opera was sung in English, and was delighted to see so many children in the audience. I enjoyed the intermission interviews, especially the one with Placido Domingo.

How unusual was casting sorcerer Prospero as a Countertenor, not a Bass.

Even in a movie house, the audience members laughed, cried and applauded. [The funniest line was that "there was not only botany, there was chemistry." Neptune's lines about the protection of the seas and their creatures were quite relevant and surprising.