Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Social Media Weds Opera

Congratulations to Tris Hussey and Sheila Christie on getting hitched this past weekend!

Tris Hussey, THE go-to guy for anything and everything social media, joined us for Blogger Night at the Opera: Rigoletto, Salome, Nixon in China and The Marriage of Figaro. A published author, Tris also has his own blog and is a frequent contributor to the Future Shop blog, writing about software, hardware, photography and gadgets.

Sheila Christie has been gracing VO's stage in the women's chorus and in supporting roles since 2002. When she's not singing, Sheila teaches voice at a musical theatre summer school for kids aged 10-19. She's also the Musical Director at the Richmond Academy of Music. Did I also mention she makes wicked handmade jewellery? Her one-of-a-kind creations are very popular backstage during performances.

Sheila poses with Eglise Gutierrez, who played Gilda in Rigoletto

Tris met his lovely soprano 2 years ago and popped the question after 6 months of dating. (during the run of Rigoletto, in fact!)

So was Tris an opera fan before or after he met Sheila?

I didn't like (or thought I liked) opera before I met Sheila, but I went to Eugene Onegin in 2008 and became enthralled. I haven't missed an opera since. - Tris

The newlyweds plan to honeymoon in Whistler during the Labour Day long weekend.

Photo credit: Stacie Biehler

For more pictures of Tris & Sheila's lovely day, click here and here.

From everyone at the VO, we wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness and singing!

~ Ling Chan

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