I came away with a distinct realization that I had not liked the whole thing. Today I realize that they had not wanted me to like the whole thing. That is what got the message across. Bravo.
Several days later, still thinking about it, in a way reliving the performance, I realize I would have liked a bit more out-of-control release to reinforce the madness in contrast to the utterly peaceful numbers.
After several more days, Tommassini in a NYTimes review mentioned that the very absence of out-of-control made the madness even more tragic. Obviously we disagree. Nothing wrong with that.