The style as one might expect is somewhat Mozartian. There is a lot of recitative to progress the storyline, which is a mix of love and power and trading one for the other. There are five characters, Europa, her husband Asteria, Semele , queen of Tyre who has to choose a husband to be King, Isseo prospective consort to Semele Egisto, an adventuring opportunist Phoenician. The only male artist is the latter, Sabbatini, the other four are all ladies, the two male parts originally written for Castrati, but presumably there is a shortage of counter tenors or alto tenors. It does mean that there is a lack of variation in voice tone, but Daniela Barcellona is a mezzo which helps a bit. The costumes are strange, apart from the two ladies who have evening dresses, the rest of the cast including chorus and extras have motor cycle leathers, some with crash helmets. The set which modifies with quite impressive roll on roll off features including stepped plinths and scaffolding represents changes of venue. but without recourse to the notes one would be hard pressed to guess what they are. The artistes however are all in good voice, Diana Damrau being a particular favourite of mine, and Desiree Rancatore also very listenable. There is also at the end of act 1 an extensive ballet, I am not sure where it fits in to the story, or even if it does but the music, costume and choreography are very entertaining. I know that I am whingeing on a bit, but I think you should know what to expect. Despite this it is very enjoyable, and a welcome addition to my library and I am sure I will give it many an airing. The booklet, small white print on black is not easily readable, but does give scene by scene synopsis, but ignores the ballet. However the lead dancers are credited in the front of the book. Apart from the English synopsis, the character descriptions are in I think Italian, but with a bit of reference to the internet can be worked out.