The Met's current production of Un Ballo in Maschera is just superb. Everything about it is first-rate--the soloists (Hradonovsky's voice sends chills up one's spine but Alvarez, Kim, Blythe, Radanovsky, and others are also transcendent), the score (perhaps one of Verdi's best), the production, the staging, the chorus, and the orchestra. The HD videography captures it all--in detailed close-ups not available to the live audience. The interviews during intermissions with singers, director, and orchestra director further enhance the experience. Don't miss this one! Screening should be repeated often on HD Encores to demonstrate to a wide viewing audience just how magnificent and emotionally gripping opera can be.