By sospiro (Annie), Opera Lively Media Consultant
As I arrived, Seattle was experiencing the worst snowfall for over 50 years and the only topic of conversation was the weather, so I felt right at home straightaway!
Seattle Opera website lists a good selection of hotels and I had chosen one from that list and it really couldn't have been better - five minutes walk from the opera house.
I had tickets for the matinee and for two evening performances, three pre-performance talks and planned to attend the Speight Jenkins Q&A sessions after each performance.
The snow rapidly disappeared and I was able to do some sightseeing, Seattle really is a beautiful city. I had always wanted to visit the FHCRC
as this was where José Carreras had his life saving bone marrow transplant and it was through Carreras that I got into opera. I just walked in off the street clutching a small cash donation