Fantastic, from start to finish! Matthew Polenzani, as Nemorino, and Anna Netrebko, as Adina, were so passionate in their performances, both the comedic and the serious, that I was riveted. Matthew kissed the words and notes, and, truly, challenged Pavarotti's singing, of one of opera's most beloved arias. My cinema audience, spontaneuosly, burst into applause, in great appreciation. Mariusz Kwiecien was very believable as the bombastic, egotistical Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri, as Doctor Dulcamara, hillariously, stole the show. I loved Producer, Bart Sher's interpretation, showing the pathos and human agony of unrequited love, as well as the humorous foolishness of lovers, who will stop at nothing. The painted brushstroke sets were so well suited to the beautiful, strong costumes. I highly recommend this production, looking forward to seeing it, again, soon, on DVD. The Met, Live in HD opera performances are the highlight of my social season. I love them! Keep them coming, PLEASE!!!