However, Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer's Night's Dream was playing between the acts and that was sublime. So was the late summer planting in the Botanic Gardens (the long borders, especially, are astonishing) so my advice is this; load up the ipod with your favorite opera, look at the flowers, and forget about the careful contrived controversy of radio plays.
Perhaps as balance I also watched Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus this weekend. It was terrible, but you knew that. Here's the trailer, it's representative!