I had a nice experience tonight - got treated to a free entry to Verdi's Falstaff and this, beside being about a fat, egocentric womanizer, has a lovely druidic scene at the end with a stunning aria by the fairy queen (well, a character in a fairy queen costume any way)
"Nymphs! Elves! Pixies! Spirits! Sirens!
The star (moon) which casts a spell on us
is rising in the sky.
Arise serene shadows!
On the breath of a fragrant breeze
fly nimble spirits;
through the branches appears
the blue gleam of the rising moon.
Dance! And let your soft steps
fit the soft music,
joining magic dancing to the song.
Let us wander beneath the moon,
picking among the flowers;
every blossom carries in its center
its own fortune.
With lilies and violets
let us write secret names:
From our enchanted hands
let there spring
words illuminated with
pure silver and gold,
poems and charms.
The fairies have flowers as their letters.