The obvious star of this show is Marc Laho, his fine tenor with beautiful high Cs timed and balanced to the nth degree realy make this a gem. The director and his sets and costumes is the next star, they are appropriate and enhance the comedy. The ladies voices may not be quite as good as the new Met production, but in this scenario they are quite adequate. The Governor Julien Robbins is very good, as is Ludovic Tezier as Raimbaud. This is one of tye favourites in my collection, and high praise! One of my non operatic friends thinks it amusingly brilliant. Anticipate the thunderstorm, look forward to the banquet, just wait for the bedroom and the returning crusaders. I think I will watch it again tonight.