If you ever want to immerse yourself in opera, this is where to go.
1. Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro: The perfect opera. Opera as what it should be - a democracy in which every performer matters. Ten equal parts (when the arias aren't cut), and each having unfathomable three dimensional depth. An orchestra as much a part of the total experience as the singers. Funny, sad, profound, lowbrow, complex and simple all at once. Pure pleasure in music.
2. Verdi - Otello: The perfect operatic tragedy. A lifetime of experience lets Verdi take us on a ride into the abyss. Not a single wasted note, and each
3. Sondheim - Company:
4. Bizet - Carmen:
5. Wagner - Die Meistersinger:
6. Puccini - La Boheme:
7. Mozart - The Magic Flute: