I saw you, Lorna, and you looked grand. I did grow weary of the sand-colored sets and costumes, and that substitute baritone should stick to accounting, but that's all I have to quibble about. Easily the best simulcast yet. Gheorghiu is going to have one helluva time following that Carmen.

Do you know what I would like to hear Garanca sing? Dalila. Garanca has these great chest tones, and Dalila has a couple of, er, chesty arias; it should be a perfect match. Time for a revival of that potboiler anyway.