OperaI can't say that I've been to see an opera performance; not because I'm afraid to publicly admit it, I've just never had the opportunity. If the San Francisco Opera has anything to do about it, that may change. Towards the very bottom of San Fran's 2006 season announcement, this tasty tidbit crossed our path: the Opera house is hoping to set up a high-def studio for spreading the song word.

Has anyone seen an opera and if so, would you expect it to transfer to well to a high-def video presentation or is there a "live" factor that would be missed?