Eleanor B. Franks recalls the days when her mother would stand in line for opera tickets. As a teenager, she and her mother would go to opera performances — back when the Metropolitan Opera traveled.
“I guess I’ve been a fan ever since,” Franks said.
Franks’ late husband, Myron B. Franks, was also an opera enthusiast. The two came to Chautauqua every summer for years, and she still looks forward to it each season.
In her honor, Myron established the Eleanor B. Franks Fund for the Opera in 1981.