There is a meme going around on Facebook where you list singers you have seen but one of them is a lie. This always reminds me of September, 1980, at the San Francisco Opera where I saw Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten. The program says "Place and Time: Legendary" Indeed.
|The Emperor (Der Kaiser)||tenor||James King|
|The Empress (Die Kaiserin)||high dramatic soprano||Leonie Rysanek|
|Barak, the Dyer (Barak, der Färber)||bass-baritone||Gerd Feldhoff|
|The Dyer's Wife (Die Färberin)||high dramatic soprano||Birgit Nilsson|
It was utterly spectacular, a peak experience.