The enormity of the work is sweeping... emotional and the libretto as well as the magnificent music makes for the complete experience. The cast was top tier Metropolitan Opera quality and the transmission both sound and visual brought you up close and very personal.
I was a subscriber to the Met for many years and until last year had tremendous seats at the opera house, seeing the productions on the big screen makes for a totally different experience.. Though nothing can repleicate the feeling of seeing live performance, the HD transmissions make for a very good second choise.