February 2008

Journal Entry #2

POGO took a trip to an alternative high school named The Miller Education Center. These were some of the neatest teens and being at this school reminded me of how much I miss my work as a teen counselor. For some of them, it was their first opera. The opera ends with Rodolpho screaming Mimi's name on a high G and then sobbing over her dead body. Pretty emotional huh? Well despite this, I heard that one of the girls cried not during this, but instead during Colline's (the bass) aria where he decides to sell his coat for Mimi's medicine. I guess the tenor can't ALWAYS win.