Well, I read Rigoletto without any issue. That’s because I recalled seeing Verdi’s opera performed. Since it impressed me, I still remember.
Then, I tried Tosca‘s libretto and recording. Since I haven’t the pleasure of seeing the performance, I couldn’t get into it. The plot is moving, the voices lustrous. However, I decided operas, like plays, must be seen rather than read. Thus, I’m not reviewing any of these operas I haven’t seen performed.