The Amaryllis bloomed again...
Hello Opera Theatre Fans,
As we reflect on our first performance of the 25th anniversary season, I've been thinking a lot about flowers.
The amaryllis bloomed very near to Christmas and now is blooming for a second time. The plant, naturally, makes me think of each season that an opera company has. The blooms are all unique and bring joy and beauty to the viewer. And the beauty returns again and again, like my little amaryllis. Opera companies go through many season in the literal sense, but it takes care and tending to go through the seasons of business-- boom, bust, transitions.
At my first board meeting for Opera Theatre as Interim Executive Director, each board member received an amaryllis as a gift leading into the holiday season. Opera Theatre's dear friend, Kathleen Fox Collins, had them delivered to us. Still very new to the role, I had only met Kathleen once. Subsequently, we had a couple of coffees together at her home. She was incredibly supportive of my new role and provided lovely feedback on my activities with the company.
The amaryllis blooms again and again, so does an opera company... season by season. And so also do the gifts we bring to the world. I have only scratched the surface of gifts that Kathleen Fox Collins brought to Opera Theatre of the Rockies: helping found the company with Martile, supporting the organization as past president, and more. The amaryllis gift of her presence bloomed again and again.
I look forward to seeing Opera Theatre and this musical community that you are a part of bloom again and again.
With a song in my heart,
Musings on the 25th Anniversary of Opera Theatre of the Rockies