We Sing Seattle-ese
Kids say the darndest things. Ya gotta love 'em. The cutest and most humorous answer to any of our questions this season:
Question: Does anyone know the language we just sang?
Yes, Seattle has it's own opera dialect. I'll need a refresher course for that diction. We also get great answers for other questions. During our Opera Improv intro we will sing a snippit of an aria and ask our audience, usually K-5th graders, "what type of character or mood did I just sing?"
Answers fly at us such as,
"You look like you're a king punishing a peasant"
"You're a princess who just kissed the prince"
"There's a spider in front of you and you're scared"
"You're lost and you can't find your mommy"
Smart kids. Clever kids. Never do they cease to entertain us.
Written by: Bobby Jackson