AH! I've just stumbled on Opera in Brief, a cartoon-like summary of operas that is finally (finally!) entertaining.
I have to admit, when I go to the opera and I'm waiting for the curtain to rise, the thing I want most to do is read the summary. Two sentences into the summary, I realize that, oh yeah, this is the thing I least like to do. Because opera summaries are, by nature, just incredibly boring. They manage to confuse the heck out of me, too.
Not anymore. I watched this little clip posted by the Dallas Opera, and I'm going to the opera because of this video. I kid you not. Watch it for yourself and tell me you don't want to go, too.
Thanks, Dallas Opera! Make these for all your operas for infinity, please?