Next January, one of my favorite operas, Verdi's Don Carlos (French version of Don Carlo) is played at the Liceu, in Barcelona (Spain). I was wondering if I'd go. Now I know. I won't. Thanks to Franco Farina, playing Don Carlos. I listened live to the MET broadcast of Cavalleria Rusticana I was talking about yesterday (free re-run Feb.10, 2007, 1:30pm ET). Franco Farina was singing the part of Turiddu (the main male character). I am still shaken up by his poor performance (to use an euphemism). My God, this was awful. Kind of a nightmare. And to think I amputated my sleep for that. I hate his singing, especially his vibrato, always there, so irritating, so not right.