Through out the three intermissions and afterward all I heard was: and there are touches of Strauss and Puccini and Mascagni. To me this sounds like there is nothing original in the piece. It was tedious musically. I didn't go home whistling anything!! Oh come on! Who doesn't like a bum-chuck Verdi tune to go home with? Theres's clearly a reason why this opera wasn't done at the Met for 30 years. Great singers, though, although the tenor was never my favorite.