“Listening to opera makes my heart wake up,” says Edith Almadi. “When I listen, I think of happiness.”
The Misericordia Place resident says she never tires of watching TV opera performances and would very much like to go to a live opera performance when it is safe to do so.
Edith remembers singing growing up in Budapest. She emigrated to Canada from Hungary when her son four years old. He started kindergarten the same time she began work as a nurse. Although her career was in health care, she never lost her love of music.
When the kind folks at Manitoba Underground Opera heard of Edith’s desire to hear a live song they immediately jumped in and offered to do special Zoom performances just for her!
Both Katherine Mayba and Sydney Clarke gave incredibly moving solo performances for Edith, who “conducted” her hands to their singing.
“So beautiful,” whispered Edith, gently wiping tears of joy from her eyes.
When pressed to name her favourite aria, Edith couldn’t decide.
“It doesn’t matter the song or the language, the music says the words here,” explained Edith, touching her heart.
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