Poor sound recording,
This review is from: Verdi: Aida. Metropolitan Opera [DVD]  [NTSC] (DVD)
One of my favourite operas.
Picture quality 3 - a bit grainy. 4-3 aspect ratio.
Sound quality 2 - too much tremble on the high notes for solo arias. Duets, trios and the chorus are ok.
Sets 5 - spectacular large Egyptian pharaoh type sets. They come out of the ceiling and floor. Very impressive!
Music making (orchestra) 4
Acting 3 - very 'wooden' lacking passion and emotion.
Direction (camera work) 5
Singing 5 - Aida 4, Amneris 5, Radames 4, High Priest 5, Amanasro 5 and chorus 5.
Costumes 5 - Egyptian pharaoh type period costumes.
Avoid if the quality of sound recording of the solo aria is important to you. This spoiled it for me.