I ordered an(other) opera DVD, this time of Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri. Don't know anything about the opera itself, but the production looks pretty fabulous.
It's done as a 60s spy romp, which is right up my alley. Yessir. A cartoonish Middle East. And it stars Anna Goryachova, about whom I know little, but have taken notice.
She seems fun. This whole thing seems fun. Very much looking forward to this, particularly as Anna Netrebko isn't returning any of my calls.