Positively the most BRILLIANT operatic experience for me. My absolute new favorite format. Was as if I was sitting on the stage myself! State-of-the-Art technology in every form. Incredible minimalist set decor - Antony Minghella a GENIUS. Tragic that this was his one and only opera production. Puppets; oragami and lanterns were magical. Costuming beautiful. There were a few that were stunning with their intricacy and vibrant colors. Kudos to the 3 that manipulated Butterfly's son, they were fantastically animated and believable in the magic that was their hands. Adored the backstage interviews. Music and story stayed with me through weekend. Fantastic way to spend a Saturday morning. Thank you Metropolian Opera for this wonderful and memorable experience!