I am not into opera that much. I would love to go and I hear an Italian Opera are the best ones to see. We have a wonderful theatre nearby in Toledo. The Valentine Theatre. It was completely redone and is pretty swank. If you live in lower Michigan, upper eastern Indiana or Ohio it is so worth the drive for a show of any kind.
My Mom was encouraged to go get lessons to sing professionally before she got married. She didn't like the big cities so she didn't.
My youngest, who is now 8, when she was 3-5 and I was channel-hopping back when we had cable, she would want me to stop and she would listen to any opera on PBS for awhile (quite awhile for one so young). So I might in the future!