Hockey and Opera, a Canadian cross-cultural experience

Canada US Gold Game on one channel and Turandot from the Metropolitan Opera on the other

Nova Scotia and Canada's Sidney Crosby (3/3) scored the winning goal for Canada in its quest for gold (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The big event yesterday was Canada’s win over the US in the final day, final game showdown between two countries who are more friends than rivals.

In order to create a Team Canada, players have to come home from the US teams they play on.

The game was great hockey with lots of nail-biting moments, fast skating and the kind of clean hockey that used to exist in the NHL.

Tired of waiting for the start I was browsing the channels and found the Metropolitan Opera’s 2009 performance of Turandot by Puccini on PBS.

I was hooked and heard from the next room “Aren’t you watching the hockey game?”
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