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.