Oh yeah -- ticket prices are killers. $$ is the reason the only live performances I've seen in the past few years is while chaperoning "delightful"
middle school students. My parents live near LA and I would quite happily take a week off. Unfortunately the only person I could get to go with me is the above mentioned daughter, now 19 and at university 700+ miles away.
Uhm, OT, I would have to FIND the tapes first. And they are over 12 years old, so I couldn't guarantee the quality.
Opera in English...about as sensible as baseball in Italian. H. L. Mencken