The Met had not staged this title in over 20 years, and for good reason. The libretto is so disjointed as to render the plot almost incomprehensible to those who don't already know the story. However, as our first time watching a live movie-theater broadcast of a Metropolitan opera, we were thrilled by the experience. The production, costuming and cast were wonders to behold. During intermissions, the camera is allowed behind the curtain for a fascinating look at the dismantling and rebuilding of the enormous sets, as well as interviews with those involved in the production. We now plan to see one of these every month.