How could anyone give a bad review for such a wonderful production? I was very familiar with the orchestral music from this opera before watching the video, but probably like so many, was not aware of the fantastic story that is supported by Prokofiev's masterful writing. I was drawn in instantly, and like a child, the magical fantasy world kept me hanging on until the end. The staging is perfect for the story line. There props and cast are constantly moving throughout. I believe this energy is what Prokofiev would expect from any opera company. His music is motor-like in quality, so everything within the production must have that same movement. The cast give it 100%. Even the singers running about in the background are totally committed. The main characters are perfectly cast and give this bizzare tale a very real and current feeling. Don't miss this one, and don't listen to the negative comments. If you are a major fan of Prokofiev and want to see his almost movie-like score taken to the stage, this is the production for you!