My love for opera was not my choice. My father recorded many, many Saturday broadcasts for as long as I can remember. He is gone now, but I owe MY love for opera to him. I was in the Old House for its last Saturday Matinee - La Boheme. Now I regularly attend the hi-def broadcasts at our local movie theater. Another great gift! I had the good fortune to take the backstage tour at the NEW Met when I worked at WVIA - our local PBS affiliate. And the high point of the tour was riding in the elevator with Renee Fleming.