I wish I had experienced this thrilling production in person, but this DVD recording comes closer to the live experience than any other opera DVD I have watched. The sheer energy of the singers, who are also very good actors, the dynamics of the stage direction, the abstract yet absolutely informative beauty of the kinetic scenery all contribute to a truly stunning performance. Recordings like this one justify the money I've spent on good speakers and a DTS amplifier.
More people should know Prokofiev's operas and DVDs like this one just may spread his reputation. Don't miss it!!!!!