Just to ensure that this opera was entirely accessible to everyone in the audience, the staging for this production was modern day Brooklyn. The set was minimalist, with the backdrop a projection of semi-cartoon renditions of either the street, the apartment, or the cafe, depending on the scene for that act. The orchestra sat on the stage between the projection and the set. Supertitles were projected to either side of the stage, so the Italian was more of a mood-music for people who chose to read the lyrics rather than flow with the show.
The voices were good, the acting was excellent, and the company (gsh) was superb. I give it two thumbs up.