Well, I did say Mary would be going to the opera tonight - in fact it is the Paris Opera. I think it is wonderful that Tchierisu-san is giving fellow opera-goers an evening class in the finer points of antique Ackworth samplers. How will everybody be able to resist stitching then? Will they have to finish a stitch before they can applaud?
And what was the opera - I'd love to know, wouldn't you? In the meantime, just switch on our Music Box in the right hand side-bar and enjoy Che Gelida Manina from Puccini's La Boheme sung by a young Pavarotti or view the performance.