I have been an opera goer, and introduced many new people to opera, for many years.

I REFUSE to attend performances where artistic directors see fit to change the original settings. As much as I would love to see Tosca, I WILL NOT be attending.

Several years ago I saw an overseas production of Il Trovatore telecast where the action took place on what appeared to be an off-shore oil rig. Totally absurd!

When you return the story to the original setting, for this and other operas, I may be inclined to again attend, and bring new patrons along.