When were you last able to go to the opera in sweat pants and Vans? Well, I just accomplished that last night in ENC (as we affectionately call Eastern North Carolina). Our local Carmike has the HiDef feed from the Metropolitan Opera, albeit, not the live stream that NYC folks receive; but it is fantastic none the less! A child’s combo of popcorn, beverage, and gummy treats and I was raring and ready. It was a double billing of Cavalleria Rustican and Pagliacci. Just marvelous! And since “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings” (quote attributed to Ralph Carpenter), I decided to give her a Lemon Yogurt Loaf for her sweet tooth!