As if a scent opera wasn't enough to scramble our notions of what opera can be this week, it seems a dynamic group of Brits are producing an opera live in a furniture store. It's called "Flatpack the Opera", by composer Tom Lane. The work originated in a theater but is migrating to Ikea in order to directly involve the public and pose questions about everyday domestic interactions. Sounds fun!
In other news, here's a review of Faust that I missed. This comes from the new local news website YourNews.com. Reviewer Bill Wineke says "The singing was superb, as was the orchestra..." in addition to many other nice things.