Throughout the 80s I was a bird watcher. One Saturday a fellow birder was listening to the Met broadcast while we were driving from spot to spot. Bird watching involves a lot of driving. Person looked at me and said, "I think it's Figaro." I responded, "No, listen--it's serious. It must be Clemenza di Tito." I don't think I had ever heard Clemenza di Tito at that time, so this was a wild guess. I was correct, of course.
Since I began blogging, I have watched two DVDs of Clemenza: one with Kaufmann which featured outfits, and one with Susan Graham which featured a baked potato. I still have never seen it live in performance and still will not have after Saturday's simulcast.
This is a plug for the Met simulcast on Saturday of La Clemenza di Tito. Be sure to watch.