First off, thanks for the felicitous wishes. Second, a couple folks asked what was on tap for the opera today; it was the fantastic (and pretty devastating) Werther, by Jules Massenet. Here's the great, great Jonas Kaufmann (who was the star of this performance as well) singing the most famous aria from the show.

(Sadly, cute young Brandon Flowers-guy was apparently off today; his co-worker, a pretty much equally-cute person of the female persuasion who manages to pull off piercings and tattoos ((not my usual thing)) was on the job, though, so it was all good.)