How was your experience?
I bought a Dress Circle fix. As the area was not full and the opera was FASCINATING, I enjoyed the 2nd act from a front row seat. I loved the libretto, which the composer himself wrote and in poetry ! tho the opera was 3 hours long (1 intermission), and the score was more modern than I usually like, I enjoyed the whole thing tremendously. So much for my pre-conceived biases. I've never heard an opera in which the score so exactly followed the drama & expressed both the events & the emotions. Bravo !! Joan