Here are some of Amanda's friends gathered before the opera last night. She played the lead role in the University of Northern Colorado's presentation of Suor Angelica by Puccini. Verlene brought the synopsis with her, which Brittany read aloud to us all. It's a bit of a downer. (Nun kills herself to be with her (also dead) son who died in the neglectful care of self-righteous relatives). We were prepared for the worst, but we had no idea what we were in store for.