An encore to remember: high notes & marriage proposals

An encore to remember: high notes & marriage proposals

Antique Edwardian floral cluster ring, 1ct Old Mine cut center, surrounded by an additional 1.25cts of Old Mine cut diamonds. Photo: Kaleigh Rae Photography.

Tenor Clay Hilley knows how to pair business with pleasure: in his recital for the Wagner Society of New York on January 6, the tenor took an encore - and an opportunity to publicly propose to his girlfriend, Sara (of the very fab Shoperatic, in fact!).

Wearing a really great jacket, Hilley pairs "Be My Love" - written for Mario Lanza - with a well-timed kneel:

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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