Melissa Coyne ’81
Wesleyan was where I decided to become an opera singer. I talked my way into an opera history course taught by Neely Bruce. We had extra listenings outside of the regular class. When I looked at the schedule I saw "The Ring" 9 - 10. An hour wasn't bad I thought until I noticed it was 9 am to 10 pm!! We went to Neely's house which was wired throughout. We could sleep or do whatever as long as we were there. So I listened to the entire Ring cycle in one day. It was something I've never forgotten and a treasured memory.