Last week, I went to Tallahassee to hear the graduate students at Florida State University's fine opera program. It's a strange place for it, but FSU has one of the top programs in the country. The program is led by Matthew Lata and Douglas Fisher.
They were in the midst of rehearsals for a new production of LA BOHEME. In the auditions class, the students were uniformly well prepared and all of them sang their hearts out.
Upon landing, the US Air hostess said "Welcome to Tally-Hassy!"