There’s opera outside of New York?
Well, yes there is, and La Cieca apologizes for her recent Manhattancentricity. For example, there’s the Liceu in Barcelona where Fabio Armiliato and Daniela Dessì are tearing the place up in Andrea Chenier. (The video is of the distant single-perspective persuasion, which is okay because the production looks sort of like Starlight Express. But the sound clearly conveys the excitement this duo generates onstage.)