The Met's Summer Encore series are shown without any intermissions, and last night's Carmen was no exception. The three talkative women I went with sat there silent and motionless for three hours and ten minutes, completely absorbed in the opera. I've never before seen any of them go that long without speaking. And I liked it even better the second time around. I am soooo in love with Elina Garanca!

But I still don't care for Teddy Tahu Rhodes.