I agree with singleticket. I think this is the best new production at the Met since, well, the last time Robert Carsen directed there (Falstaff, ca. 2013). It is the sort of detailed, intelligent, and beautiful staging that gives one hope for the future of the art form. The sensitivity and nuance with which the Marschallin/Octavian relationship was shaped by Carsen, Fleming, and Garanca is incredibly rare on the operatic stage, and I thought Garanca gave one of the finest performances I have ever seen in an opera.