Am not an Opera 'fan' at all, BUT I felt I couldn't 'fall off the twig' without seeing at least one!
I contacted a dear friend who was very 'arty-farty' & asked her advice, for an Opera to go see for a 'first timer'.
She recommended 'La Traviata', so next time it was being performed, I went along. Yes, I did enjoy, particularly the 'Spanish' part, & I actually did know some of the music!
But it's not my 'scene' really.
Prefer Orchestral, light classical groups, plays, concerts, musicals! There's enough for me to have a 'full' yearly calendar, which has become a 'hobby'!
Love it tremendously!