The fourth annual suggs' opera is over. Wish I could remember the name - something about the invention of the horseless chariot - but I got a souvenir! One of the horseless chariots is powered by rats. They have glow in the dark eyes! It was reportedly their funniest opera yet. My normally silent 15 year old nephew sang a figarro solo. The 13 year old niece was head seamstress. Between all 6 of them they managed to fill over an hour with pure musical and dramatic entertainment. They come up with a basic premise - this year they wanted to feature latin so it was set in ancient roman days. Then they outline a plot and then listen to hours of classical music to try and find the perfect song for the intended scene. Then they manage to write words to match the songs to tell their story. Then they make scenery and costumes and props - mostly using fabric and paper and other junk lying around. The 17 year old niece is head director. For her birthday this year the other kids got together to buy her black fabric for the backdrop - talk about a happy birthday! Anyway, I came here to see the opera, my job is now done. Sorry I have no action photos - I was busy manning their real camera during the show so I was unable to break out my cell phone. I head back to the great slc in the manana. See you at church!