Out here in the middle of everything (and nothing) we're still aware of what's going on in the world, as much as anyone, so while I was enjoying a banana and taking a break from grading papers, I did a quick search for the Pocket Opera that my brother is production manager for. And here it is! Donald Pippin's Pocket Opera. Cool. Sounds like it would be fun to see, especially since you wouldn't need the libretto for the translation, since it's all in English.
No Chinese opera, alas, with wild acrobatics and strange music, which the wife and I saw in Shanghai. That's been my only opera experience.