My bfffff (that’s a lot of forevers!) Beth MacLeod is a mezzo soprano and all around pretty remarkable person. She lost her husband last fall (you may remember my blog post and subsequent blog dedicated to her husband and my friend Med) and yet always keeps her eye on the future.
She was just profiled in our local paper The Patriot Ledger’s Her Story column. Here are four things they asked her:
I have two. The first is the birth of my son, conceived in my fourth in-vitro fertilization treatment during my late husbands’ battle with brain cancer. The second is the production of Carmen that I produced, directed and starred in last summer with South Shore Conservatory’s Opera by the Bay.
A glorious summer day where I sleep in, have a light breakfast and then head to Duxbury Beach with a good book. After a few hours, I would return home to a barbeque with friends and family and end the evening with a fabulous performance.
I have a huge summer ahead of me – teaching as a part of the Duxbury Music Festival, as well as performing Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Opera by the Bay.
Pass it on
The most important thing I have to give is this: Live in the moment, and do what you love. I promise that as you draw your last breath, your in-box will still be full but if you have a loving family and friends and a life filled with joy, you will have no regrets. Take this diva’s advice – live to the max. Laugh every day and tell people that you love and appreciate them every day.
Beth’s production of Die Fledermaus is this weekend – Friday night in Duxbury, MA and Saturday night in Hingham, MA. Click here for ticket information. Hope to see you there!