Off to San Diego to see relatives and to see Tannhäuser. I admit it: I'm not a big Wagner fan, though I am a big opera fan, merely not regarding Wagner as opera. I did see a weird and wonderful Tristan a couple of years back in an old castle in Finland (are there any new castles in Finland?). So I'm willing to give it a try, but mostly I vote with those who say a Wagner opera is one where you go at six o'clock and sit for three hours and look at your watch and it is six twenty. Ka voom.
Don't feel like lugging the laptop through AP security, though, so this site probably stays dark until Sun night or Mon morning.