Hi there- I like my opera a lot. I know it's totally over the top and melodramatic, but that's part of the appeal. Plus they either end horribly tragically or everything is fine and lovely. Can't get any more realistic than that lol
I've seen La Boheme a couple of times which I kinda liked. I really like Mozart and Gluck though, so I guess my taste is more for earlier stuff, like before 1800.