This was a spectacular presentation of this Verdi opera. The tenor and sopranos were absolutely beautiful, especially Liudmyla Monastryska in her role of Aida. Roberto Alagna's third act performance was just gorgeous.

The staging was amazing . The large choruses especially the triumphant march were beautiful. Renee Fleming's commentary was interesting. A few people in the theatre complained about the long intermissions but I didn't see this as a problem - just an opportunity to stand up and stretch.

I did have one major complaint, however. Throughout the entire performance of Aida you could hear the booming sound track from the adjacent movie. This was annoying !

For anyone who loves opera, I would highly recommend attending these taped performances. They are filmed live at the Met and presented on the big screen in HD. It's the next best thing to attending the Met.