@I refuse to go to opera if it's not in Italian or Russian.
I hear what you're saying, but translating librettos is not so unusual (they've done for the last two or three centuries in the US and UK, afaik) and ENO's translations are rather good. They will never sound like native speakers anyway (my opinion after I saw La traviata at La Fenice).
Anyway, you refused to go to Proms with me. tw, who disappeared from the forum completely, also bailed on me :-/ Since he mentioned some eye/health problems, he's forgiven, but you are not.
@ BTW any Trump/BREXIT folk at the opera?
I think we've largely got over it. Yet another brief candle