Young Donor Profile – Waleed Hafeez

MYOpera is fortunate to have many, dedicated donors who believe in supporting emerging artists and opera! Here is profile on one of our Young Donors, Waleed Hafeez, his interest in MYOpera and why he chooses to be a donor.

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Waleed Hafeez

Waleed Hafeez, MYOpera Donor


What’s your name?
 Waleed Khalid Hafeez

Where do you live? Toronto

Where are you from? How much time have you got? Let’s go with a simple answer: Pakistan.

What do you like to do with your spare time? Party. Save lives. Eat.

How did you learn about Metro Youth Opera? The woman, the artiste, the mother herself… Ms. Kate Applin, BMus., Op. Dip., MBA (candidate)

You’ve been to all four productions; which one was your favourite? Why? I’m an old school guy, therefore, there can only be one: Cosi fan tutte. That production holds a certain sentimental value in my heart…

Why were you inspired to donate to MYOpera? Because money makes the world go round, and one must support the arts.

You were fairly new to opera when you saw our first show; what is it about MYOpera’s productions that appeal to you? They’re easy to digest yet delicious and wholesome, like a hearty Cobb Salad, or a Godzilla Deal.

What are you excited about for MYOpera’s production of Béatrice & Bénédict this year? “Love, laughter and a healthy dose of scheming”… What else could I possibly ask for?? Male nudity? Male nudity.**

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Thank you for sharing your story and for being a donor, Waleed!

**Message received re: Male Nudity.

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