1. Opera in enormously fun.
2. Opera consumes your entire life while you're in it, making your spouse question whether you still live together.
3. I've been asked to be a last minute substitute in a world-premiere opera that starts rehearsing even before the current one closes, which would essentially deprive me of a life until the latter bit of November (after Desert Bus).
4. Therefore, uh, well, hmmm. Time to confer with my smarter half.