Originally posted by Barbara:
The first two operas both come in October, Tosca and Aida. Andrew, if I remember correctly, you don't care much for either of those -- right? I'm going to both of them.
You do remember correctly, Barbara. Of course, they both have lots of good music and a number of striking dramatic situations, but overall I find Aida dull and Tosca overblown. The one-dimensional characters don't help, either. I don't go out of my way to see them.