This is a fantastic opera in the true sense of the word. Bartoks music is as important as the libretto, setting the mood for each room. Let your ears linger on each note and phrase. Sass and Kovats seem custom made for the parts.
The studio staging evokes the story in a way that a stage performance would find difficult.
The picture and sound quality are brilliant. The booklet is glossy and pretty good with background notes, timings and an itemised synopsis.
There is little more to say other than Bartok fans will probably appreciate this even if opera is not their forte.