My lovely daughter was 20 last week and a keen singer and opera fan so we went to the English National Opera's performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro at the Coliseum in London. Not a great Opera buff myself I was worried I might fall asleep before the interval but not a chance. I was riveted from start to finish. A completely wonderful production oozing with talent, style and humour which has sadly ended its run. If the ENO's other productions are as good as this one I'll certainly see some more.
For those of you put off by opera and maybe not understanding what is going on half the time book to see performances sung in English and with 'Surtitles', like subtitles but over the top of the stage. Not distracting at all but useful to glance at from time to time.