There are some very good singers in this production, with only Alexiev struggling for tone and volume in the lower register. Panzarella can produce some very sweet sounds. Schwartz is a light and pleasing tenor, Arvidson produces some rich sounds at the lower end of his range, and similarly Anderson is a pleasing mezzo.
The sets are simple but effective with on stage changes run without break.
There is no problem in distinguishing the goodies from the baddies, hence the white and black costumes respectively.
Orchestra and chorus are clean and sharp, but the ballet is full of jerky movements which do not convey anything to me.
Just to pick out one highlight, the opening to act 4.
The synopsis on disc one is essential listening.
The documentary on disc 2 throws some light on the work, and proved quite interesting. Perhaps Rameau is an aquired taste, but I found this work quite pleasant.