The "talented" Mistress Ripley lives in a province where it's too easy to skii the whole winter, and drink wine the whole summer, so she forgot to go online for many months. (She was reminded by Alfred's Spring Cleaning letter!)
But she is very happy to see that the absolute *best* opera forum on the internet is still so interesting as always, and looks forward to read the erudite opinions of these fascinating European Tamino members
PS. There is no better Aida than the one with di Stefano!