29. November 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

… I’d love to see and hear “Cake Catastrophe” because it sounds as if it might be about me. I can’t tell you how many birthday cakes I baked that flopped. I’d wind up hiding the bad cake in the laundry room and Dan would run to the store to purchase a store cake. (I no longer even bother to try to make them.)

The sixth-grade class at Our Lady of Peace school created an opera company called, “Busy Bees Opera,” and staged a production of an original opera, titled “Cake Catastrophe.”

Instructors at the Metropolitan Opera Company trained the school music teacher, Stephanie Doyle, and the school language arts teacher, Susan Brynes. The two teachers then taught all 35 sixth grade students to create an opera of their own.

Doesn’t it sound like fun? I read about it here.

When I was a kid my brother Greg and I would make mud pies on the side of the house (where he also built a fort) and we would sing opera. Or at least that’s what I remember. He seems to have forgotten. (And he’s younger than I!) I’m sure our operas were wonderful.

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