A thought that goes through my head whenever I'm listening to an opera recording is that some of these things should be made into movies (Filming of a live performance, like Bergmann did with Die Zauberflote doesn't count). No dumbing down, no cutting, the complete scores presented beginning to end in the original languages. No "movie stars" with the voices dubbed by real singers, but actual opera singers playing the parts (they would need acting lessons beforehand of course). Imagine how spectacular the Commendatore scene in Don Giovanni would look with modern A-list production values? Not to mention the Don falling into Hell. Since we already have The Lord of the Rings, dare I imagine what Der Ring des Niebelungen might look like (would anyone but me sit through a 4 1/2 hour Gotterdammerung though)? I like musicals like Singin' in the Rain as much as anybody, but instead of resurrecting musicals like that, couldn't Hollywood give this a try? True I'd probably have to see each release 1000 times at $50 000 a ticket for the studios to make back the investment, which is why it won't happen, but I can always dream. Anyway, who else believes that an idea like this could be spectacular?