I did not expect to like the opera as much as I did. the coloratura soprano was fantastic. Her vocal gymnastics were amazing as were her actual gymnastic skills as the sprite Ariel. I love Simon Keenlyside as prospero. The current crop of Opera stars have vocal as well as acting talents. The music fortunately was not atonal and I enjoyed it very much.
Bravo to the Met for the performance of its orchestra and chorus, and to the management for having the live in HD performances HG Rochester NY