La Boheme at the Met. I had only seen this opera before on DVD, the same Met production, I think. The live performance was so rich and lovely. On one hand the story is very simple, and almost cliche. But the music, and the music, and the deep commitment to romance made this an incredible experience. And, once again, I cried when Mimi died.
This performance featured David Bizic as Marcello; Dmytro Popov as Rudolpho; Ailyn Perez as Mimi; and, my favorite, Susanna Philips as Musetta. It also included a pony and a horse!