I don’t know … having to pay to vote doesn’t appeal to me. I’d rather just donate some money and get the tax deduction.

I know, I know, it’s only $1 per vote, but still.

Anyway, for those of you in or near Chicago, I guess you can have your say. They say you’ll be able to vote online as well.


  1. I don’t know…it’s actually very clever of them! Maybe more orchestras could use the voting ploy as a fundraiser. I think it would appeal to a lot of people, especially regular concert-goers. It generates interest without giving free reign to the voters. Very very clever.

  2. Well, maybe so. I just prefer straight forward donations. I’m silly that way!

    So which opera would YOU choose?

    I’m going with Mozart, only because I’ve not even heard of that opera before.

    Oh … and of course it is, once again, “May the richest win.” I guess I cringe at that, knowing that, here where I’m located, a wealthy voice decides quite a lot.

  3. It would depend on the rest of their season. I haven’t heard any of those operas, but I’d probably choose Mozart as well.