Personally, I love the Puccini and Verdi Italian operas.
Tonight we're going to the Minnesota Opera's production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Giacomo Puccini also wrote the music for La boheme, Madame Butterfly, Turandot and other great operas.
Manon Lescaut, which premiered in Turin, Italy in 1893, is one I haven't seen before and am of course looking forward to it.
My son Jon and I leave tomorrow for a week in Montreal and Quebec City. Parlez-vous français, dudes?