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Monday, December 17, 2012

All I want for Christmas is more time

Melissa Tsang

Last week a young lad came to the theatre with his 80 year-old grandmother. The next day he wrote us to say it was his first opera, he had a great time and he would most definitely be back. 

I couldn't help thinking about all of the families who came to see the show together. There were teens with parents, little ones with grandparents. For some it was a first time introduction to a new life experience. For others, it was an opportunity to share with their family a kind of experience that they’ve loved for a lifetime.

I've never ever seen a show with any of my grandparents before, and now only one of my grandparents remains alive. How terribly sad it feels to not share something that you love with the people you love.

This Christmas, give your family and friends the gift of shared time and shared love. If you wait until next year, it may be too late.

- Melissa Tsang
Manager, Vancouver Opera In Schools

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