It had been on my 'to do' list for quite some time to attend an opera in Paris. I got this opportunity last July. L'Amour des Trois Oranges was an unfamiliar work and I was a little nervous that I might not be able to follow the storyline. But, I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that above the stage appeared - subtitles! But, more than that, I was more surprised at how well I was to read and understand the French subtitles. OK, sure the most simple of vocabulary was used, but I was pleased nevertheless.