The modern version of this marvelous opera is stunningly staged, with elegance and simplicity. CHANGE is good for us, and it compels one to enjoy a more contemporary staging of this work. The music is memorable and the voices aremagnificant. The entire opera is mesmorizing and one is gripped by the storyline and its reality. It is shorter than many operas, and I found myself totally absorbed by the unfolding of this work. A must see! A real joy!