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Deborah Smith

In Memoriam,
June 2012


I met Deb in 1985 when I sang my first production of Madame Butterfly wth Harrisburg Civic Opera. Deb was the hair and make-up assistant. We became friends and remained so until her passing. The photo above was taken at Messiah College in 1986 as Deb helped me prepare for Die Fledermaus. Deb was larger than life. She had energy and enthusiam to spare. She was the hair and make-up assistant beginning in 2005 and also helped with costumes and stage props. In 2010 and 2011 she helped take Tosca and La Traviata to the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ. this season she was full time stage prop and costume assistand and was enjoying every minute of it. Deb loved opera and research very carefully every idea she had. I still cannot believe she is gone and miss her terribly. She will love seeing the costumes of the witches and the principle singers for Macbeth. Their costumes are her ideas come to life.

We were all blessed to know Deb. We will try to make her proud with our performances of Macbeth.


Deb and Kathy



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