Thursday, January 27, 2011

Alice Hartsuyker Is An Opera Fan

(Photo: Kinsee Morian)
Alice Hartsuyker is an opera fan who sits down with the local newspaper to give her take on the San Diego Opera season featuring Turandot, Der Rosenkavalier, Faust and Carmen.  She quite possibly could be the poster girl for the MET's broadcasts!

"Back inside, framed vintage opera posters, copies of Opera News—which she calls her 'bible'—and the guide to The Met’s latest Live in HD performance broadcasts are the first clues to Hartsuyker’s obsession. A thick, tattered red book with a taped-up spine, Stories of the Great Operas by Ernest Newman, seals the deal. While opera is high on her priority list, her interests are broad. She’s worked as everything from a shabbas goy (an aide to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath) when she was 9 to an aeronautical engineer during the war years. Her fascination with opera started when she stumbled upon her grandpa, fixated on his cathedral-shaped Gothic Philco radio, eyes watering as he listened to the Saturday-afternoon matinées broadcasted from The Met." [Source]

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