Having seen this production at last 5 times at the Met Opera House, I was able to recreate the massive sets in my mind as I listened to the glorious music and watched a fine cast. If one has not seen it in person, it cannot be fully appreciated on screen. However, the score , principal singers and Met Chorus and dancers were more than enough to satisfy even the newest of opera goers. Roberto Alagna's performance was somewhat uneven but nevertheless effective. Always a treat to see and hear a Met debut and this Aida will surely take the opera world by storm. I never get tired of seeing this quintessential production of Aida.