ALL of my Retirement Home Residents (and their Friends & Relatives), LOVE this Production: Dream Cast, Glorious Costumes, Russian Conductor, Huge Orchestra, Catalabutte, etc!
I am sorry to say that the Music was Recorded before The Great Leap Forward In Audio Quality, as the Bass is Tuneless/Boomy and the Distortion rises alarmingly when the music gets louder, particularly with Brass and Violins. Try comparing it with the recent "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", which sounds so clear and natural that it may well have been a Studio Re-Recording, because I haven't noticed any Audience noises except Applause...
Just last night at Carlton House of Oak Bay, the Daughter of one Resident was enquiring how she could get to see Act 3 (The Wedding) which she had missed a few months ago, so it's not only Senior Citizens who love Sleeping Beauty!!
Last night, we all "Thoroughly Enjoyed" 45 minutes of "La Dame aux Camelias" (Paris Opera Ballet) including that Passionate "White Organzina Pas de Deux" which is probably The Most Sensuous Ballet Performance I have on Blu-Ray - Agnes Letestu literally "Lets down her Hair" in THAT performance! If you saw the documentary, you may have noticed the Costumier mentioning that they have to repair that Costume after almost every Performance. Sorry to say the Audio Quality is a long way from Perfect, but it's Chopin, so one can more easily ignore the shortcomings.
We finished the Evening with the ageless Martha Argerich playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto #2 at Verbier (2009?) - she is still so full of Joie De Vivre and Charm after 50 years of Performing - just delightful, and truly inspiring for anyone over 3 Score Years and Ten!
p.s. I NEVER mention my reservations about Poor Audio Quality to any of my Audiences: They are already getting the best possible sound from each Blu-Ray, so why spoil their fun with Carping Criticism?