Here’s me last night at Don Carlo, which is my favorite Verdi opera. (And the cast in the current production at the Met is AMAZING.) I meet people all the time who have never been to the opera: my advice is that you should go! When it works, there’s nothing quite like it. And especially at the Met. More amusingly, there were a couple of women behind me who were each like 125 years old; this guy in the middle of the row got up and walked past them three times before the curtain, and before the third time, one of the women was like “I’m sick of standing up for you — go around to the other side,” and he did because he knew he was being annoying.