This was my first ever DVD and I have watched it and listened to it many times. This DVD takes the viewer on a nighttime journey through modern day London, putting the singers in modern day situations (railway station, coffee bar, underground garage!). All the arias are beautiful and are just as beautifully sung. I had heard none of these arias prior to purchasing the DVD, but it became a very enjoyable voyage of discovery. There is an interspersed commentary, succinct and informative, given by experts who obviously love the music of Handel, and who wouldn't? I hope that many people, who just know The Messiah, and other Handel pops, will get the chance to see this DVD and be persuaded to look into the world of Handelian opera more fully, I know I shall. The last aria in particular, the duet "As Steals the Morn" from Il Moderato, is hauntingly lovely. I would give this DVD five stars except I felt the quality of the picture could have been a bit better.