A must see for all opera buffs, and a great intro to opera for anyone who has never been to one. Verdi's music soars, and the melodies linger in your head for days. Natalie Dessay is a fantastic actress - one of the best on the opera stage today.
This was a very different production that shows sheer genius. While I've always loved (and still do) the classic Zeffirelli production, I'll probably end up buying this one when it comes out in DVD to add to my collection. The symbolic clock in this production will haunt me forever I'm afraid....