Exactly a year ago today I was in a tiny theater in Philadelphia watching the most intense opera I've ever seen.
So just for the sake of nostalgia, here's a video from that very production. Turn back, Tarquinius! If you decide to watch, I recommend you click through to YouTube to see the full video window. The blog format here chops it almost in half.
Eek. Watching that small, desperate clip is bringing some of that awful and wonderful tension back to me. Opera keeping me awake? So what else is new.