We saw Monteverdi's Orfeo last night at BAM. VERY disappointing. The music was OK, but the direction (by Diane Paulus of Donkey Show fame) was terrible. The sets weren't very attractive, and except for a few exceptions the costumes were ugly.
Only one of the 3 operas in BAM's Monteverdi cycle - Il Ritorno D'Ulisse - was great. The other one (L'Incoronazione di Poppea) was also terrible. Making opera boring (cf. The Met) is a crime!