The problem with opera blogging is that it requires both time to see opera and time to write about it, and lately I've had plenty of the former and none of the latter. But now, at last, a moment to breathe — only a moment, I have a Butterfly on Monday — so it seems like the time to catch up. Can I, though? With three operas and a concert to cover, I fear that if each has its own post, they'll all just fade into oblivion halfway down the page. So I will attempt (no promises) to be brief and cover all four in one post. In chronological order.