MOTCC members and staff dedicate A Winter Fantasy 2016 in memory of Elizabeth Grace Watson MOTCC member 2008-2009
Elizabeth Grace Watson Elizabeth Grace Watson lost her courageous 10-year battle with Anorexia Nervosa at the age of 21 in 2016. Her short but accomplished life included a passion for music and her many experiences at the Michigan Opera Theater. She sang soprano with MOTCC from 2008-2009, attended MOT’s Operetta Camp in 2011, and participated in MOT’s Opera Workshop in 2013. Over the years, she studied privately with many of MOT’s best vocal professionals. Her lifetime highlights were performing in MOT’s main stage productions of Carmen, Brundibar and Princess Ida. Her other musical experiences included studying violin and piano as a youth, being a four-year member of the Madrigals at Cranbrook-Kingswood High School, and singing with both the Wellesley College and Grosse Pointe Memorial Church choirs in her later years. Elizabeth touched many lives with her abundant kindness, intellect, wit, bravery, and her gift for song. Her treatment journey took her across the country where she met, befriended and inspired numerous patients and caregivers. Music was often a way she used to escape her illness and bring patients together to share a relaxing moment. While Elizabeth’s beautiful soprano voice sings on in heaven, her family is grateful that many gifts in her memory have benefitted the learning programs for children at MOT.