My favourite performance was from James Creswell as Padre Guardiano. I like his voice, and he presented a believable, rather sympathetic, character. The chorus and orchestra, under Mark Wigglesworth, continue on a roll. Great sounds!
The real star of the show, for me, was the fabulous architectural set by Rebecca Ringst, with video projections by Sarah Derendinger. Stunning! (motodraconis, you might find this interesting.) It's a long haul, three and a half hours, with two intervals, which I always find make a show drag, a bit, but all in all, very, very good indeed, and should be seen, if you can get there.