Day 14: A Song No One Would Expect You to Love

Maria Callas, O Mio Babbino Caro

This rocker has a secret… I love a good opera. And this song I chose is one of my favorites, by the amazing Maria Callas. Before you knock it, give it a listen. You may even recognize it!

A few years ago, my cousin posted a status update on Facebook about needing to find someone to go to the opera with her. I had always wanted to experience the opera: dressing up, going out for dinner & drinks before and soaking in the talented voices on stage & musicians in the orchestra. I looked into the opera here in Grand Rapids, and we made it work. My cousin & I decided to make the night a little extra special by extending an invitation to my Granni & my Granni’s sister, aka my cousin’s mother, aka my Great-Aunt. Follow that?

Going to the opera together has turned into a unique & sacred weekend for all four of us. Very enjoyable getting to spend quality time with family members I don’t get to see as often as I’d like. All 3 of them stay the night at our house so they can see the girls and the hubs for a part of the visit; we really do enjoy a full 24 hours together. Unfortunately, this year, because of my foot surgery and Natalie’s dance recital occurring the same weekend as the opera, we’ll be missing it for the first time in a few years, but I do look forward to my next opera night with my cousin, Granni & Aunt.

Do you have a song no one would expect you to love?

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