First things first: Pavarotti, Chiara, Dhimitrova, and Pons were all in good voice, but none of them can compare with performances like the early Callas, del Monaco, Dominguez, Taddei set, or the Bjorling, Milanov, Barbieri, Warren set, or the Corelli, Nilsson, Bumbry, Sereni set, or anything!... Though Pavarotti's Radames was beautiful, his acting made him seem like a statue in the background. Chiara's Aida was pretty but her acting was atrocious and the way she grinned and bowed after, "O patria mia" made me want to throw up. Dhimitrova was a rich-voiced Amneris, but her acting was similarly poor. Meanwhile, the sets were miserable. Ugh! Disgusting! The final scene wasn't even divided in half, and the triumphal march seemed like an earthquake with people running insanely back and forth between shifting statues. The costumes were horrendous- why would you give a slave like Aida a million necklaces and bracelets like she has? Why would everyone be wearing immensely hot clothing in Ancient Egypt? Why would La Scala let there be nudity in the Nubian Slave Dance? Why? And then there was the "ballet" in the second act. I couldn't distinguish the dancers from the running mob of citizens! And the dance with the priests and priestesses in the first act? It's all arm-waving and walking around. I'd buy the Domingo, Millo, Zajick, Milnes, Levine video if you want a good Aida video. If you know a lot about opera and have heard other Aida sets, you might want to buy this to laugh at.