I love the Metropolitan Opera. They keep threatening to tear it down, and someone might design a better building, but it is a pretty great modern expression as it is. It is always exciting when the starburst chandeliers go up.
The Robert Lepage sets proved that money in the right hands is money well spent. The production was a little set-heavy, featuring large creaking piano-key-like structures that proved a technical challenge to the performers - but ultimately they stole the show! So minor distractions are all forgiven in the name of new creative vision. Julie Taymor needs to see this.
Only weak link were the costumes - way too traditional for the brave new landscape.