Great, great care and fathomless passion have gone into the opera, Omar, from its inception to its most recent performance. That performance was at SF Opera today for Ciwt and she's still allowing its quiet, dignified power sink in. So far she feels the costumes!, sets! lighting! singing (individual and chorus) and dancing were richly stunning - the music, message and pacing not so much. It does seem to her to be an important opera to see if any of her readeres have an opportunity.