Ja. It ran just under five and a half hours instead of the estimated six, and it seemed shorter than that. Jay Hunter Morris is one helluva singer. His voice cracked slightly on a high note toward the end of the first act, but he came back to sing even higher notes with no trouble at all, and he finished strong. (It was amusing to learn that offstage Siegfried speaks with a Texas drawl.
) The scene with the bird was charming, a word not ordinarily applied to Wagner. The projected bird was voice-activated, so when the soprano sang, the bird's beak opened and closed. That machine set (mechanical planks) continues to amaze me with its versatility. But Aunt Brünnhilde and nephew Siegfried eventually got together, the stage is set for Twilight Time, and I've got a nice Wagner buzz going right now.