Le Coq d'Or is a very good political comedy. Rimsky-Korsakov's music is delightful, melodious and effective from beginning to end.
The staging in japanese theatre style is very successful and matches perfectly the story, which is a kind of timeless fairytale.
Singers are excellent, Olga Trifonova's coloraturas are delightful, the astrologer Barry Banks is formidable, and all the cast is very good.
Scenery is very good, the colorful japanese style costumes are very good.
A great opera vídeo, recommended to whoever enjoys opera and good music.