Sorry, can't agree with other reviewers - I thought the Adventures of Pinocchio was weak and not a little boring. The libretto was particularly poor.
I do like Jonathan Dove and have enjoyed 'Tobias and the Angel' on CD, but this was just not my cup of tea, obviously a feeling not held by others. Indeed, the enjoyment of one particular opera over another (or anything else for that matter) is purely personal choice. I often buy an opera on DVD that has had terrible reviews and really enjoy it!
So if Pinocchio is your type of thing (aimed a children - but how many children watch opera?) you could really enjoy this, as the production and performances are uniformly excellent.
The fact is that until you see and hear it for yourself you won't know. All reviews are very personal and therefore complete hokkum!