Wednesday, May 20, 2009

While You Were Out

We know, it's Wednesday and not our usual day for "While You Were Out" but there are enough interesting stories to warrant a mid-week post.

- We joked about it earlier, and even found out it had already happened, but all good(?) things come full circle and therefore opera and smell-o-vision will collide again, this time with "Green Aria," a performance of music and scents, opening at the Guggenheim Museum at the end of this month.

- The Twitter Opera plot contest thickens with one of the winners giving away his ticket to a D.C. music teacher he has never met as well as tickets to the Opera Gala the following night in a gown provided by the Washington National Opera Costume Shop. Kudos to both Stephen Llewellyn, the man who gave the tickets away, and to WNO for making this happen. In fact, Stephen just won himself some tickets to a performance of his choosing for our 2010 season. Call me.

- Chicago Lyric Opera has posted a surplus. A surplus is when a company makes more money than it spends, right? I had to look it up. It has been a long time since I used that word. Congrats to Chicago Lyric Opera and the people of Chicago who understands the value of their fine opera company.
- Edward

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