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Thankful for Opera

Over Thanksgiving weekend, we asked our twitter followers to let us know, in tweet form, what made them thankful for opera. The incentive? A randomly-chosen winner received a prize pack of four tickets to Hansel and Gretel, a performance for children and families, in November. Here's what they had to say (tweets have been slightly edited for clarity): 

@slimmetry (Salim)
#thankful4opera for proving that Opera can survive in the digital age by keeping true to its medium.

@jgombita (Judy Gombita)
With @CanadianOpera in its gorgeous home long-time subscribers gets to see/hear world's best artists b/c they want to come! #thankful4opera.

@DeenaMarieN (Deena)
opera helped me figure out who I am as a person and made me who I am today. It saved my life #thankful4opera

@emilovadragneva (Tina D)
I am thankful for opera I get so into the shows I feel like I am in them #thankful4opera

@ameecq (Amy N.)
I am #thankful4opera because it's something I can do to get away from work and everyday life to just relax and enjoy

@m_mac (Michelle MacAleese)
I'm thankful for opera because it's gosh-darn beautiful and we all need that. #thankful4opera

@nal161 (Natalie)
#thankful4opera Because you can escape reality and enter someone's beautiful and emotional imagination.

@MichelleAshlee (Michelle Ashlee)
I'm #thankful4opera because it is both a visual and performance art which allows you to escape to a dramatic & magical place!

@mskapay (mskapay)
I am #thankful4opera because it was my first real love for music.

@ennsee (N C)
I'm #thankful4opera for reminding me to live and love life passionately!

(Aria Umezawa) - WINNER
Sometimes you need something that is truly grand: Nothing does GRAND quite like opera #thankful4opera

(Gianna Wichelow)
so many golden moments: chilling, thrilling, moving, inexpressible, transforming #thankful4opera

@CatherineBryant (Catherine Bryant)
My daughter @jl_nicegirl is an opera student. It is her joy, delight and purpose in life - it makes us all so happy #thankful4opera

Do you have any reasons of your own to be thankful for opera? Leave them in the comments!

Image: Preliminary sketch of the COC production of the Xstrata Ensemble Studio School Tour of Hansel and Gretel. Brent Krysa © 2005

Posted by Cecily Carver / in Opera Appreciation / comments (1) / permalink


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Photo:  Ekaterina Sadovnikova as Gilda and Dimitri Pittas as the Duke of Mantua in a scene from the Canadian Opera Company production of Rigoletto. © Michael Cooper 2011.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001



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