Erling Wold's Certitude and Joy is one of the strongest pieces of opera/theater I've seen in a long time. Featuring a haunting and poignant libretto, dynamic staging, a devastating performance by Laura Bohn including an epic aria, and a gorgeous score blistering with musical intelligence, I want to get the word out early- you don't want to miss this. When the stage goes dark at the end, the last sound you hear is someone gasping for air. It may just be the person sitting next to you. Get a ticket.
I'll post more about it soon.
Update 03/23: I wasn't the only one impressed- Josh Kosman's take is here.