This spring was going to be the Spring Awakening, in which I left the house for special events.
I blew my first special event, a crawfish boil at Friend 2's house, because I got the date wrong, so that was a bad start.
All the other Special Events are in May - June, opera season. There are four operas. The usual combo of two classics and two ... non-classics.
Last opera season I attended I purchased ensembles. A kimono themed appropriately for every opera. A tiara when suitable. This year I am wearing the one pair of black pants that fit over my giant butt and any top I can pull over my bosom. I might have been persuaded to purchase larger thematic tops, but I don't see any themes. I might need to do more research.
(It is possible that is themes emerge that they could be woven into wig tableaus. I have several wigs that are too over-the-top for work (like country-western singer levels of over-the-top) and I can see a visit to Michaels for items that can ornament the big wigs.)
First we have the only Scott Joplin opera (lots of assonance there, good band name: Scott Joplin Opera). It is called Treemonisha. There are many, many poor choices I could make for wig tableaus here. Wasps maybe? There is no good path here, unless maybe some leaves.
Next we have a classic, Tosca. Vials of blood?A pope doll in little teeny chains? Maybe just the colors of the Italian flag.
Then, Susannah, a tale from the apocrypha. (Also, name the band Apocryphal Scott Joplin Tosca Opera.) I could put little bats in my hair, that's all I can think of.
Finally, Cosi fan Tutte, which is Mozart. (Is Cosi with a long O or a short O? ) There appears to be no theme here, however, Wikipedia says, "A comedic adaptation, Covid fan tutte, (also using other music by Mozart) depicting life during the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic was produced by the Finnish National Opera in 2020."
I feel very safe in the opera mezzanine, no virus in front of me, and I'm hoping the opera-lovers below me have more vaccine in them than say a rock-concert audience.