I found this HD version of La Fille du Regiment to be radiant and thoroughly enjoyable. The standard of acting was excellent in the principal roles. Juan Diego Florez is destined for a brilliant career. He has it all - a magnificent voice, acting ability, and he's very handsome. Natalie Dessay was wonderful in the title role. She is a very natural comedienne and has a fine voice that's capable of the vocal gymnastics required in bel canto operas such as those by Donizetti. Felicity Palmer won us over with her worldly portrayal of the Baronness. I was thoroughly captivated by this performance. What a treat it is to have Renee Fleming to comment upon the proceedings and to ask intelligent questions of the performers and production staff!

What a privilege it is to have live transmission of these Met performances in theaters in our area! I'm also glad to see that the series is being expanded each year.