Last Thursday, over 450 packed the Walters Art Gallery to hear from an eclectic mix of Baltimoreans talk about everything from why they don’t want to have children to teen activism at Ignite Baltimore. BCO’s Brendan Cooke, who was among the dozen or so selected speakers, took the opportunity (everyone was given 5 minutes) to speak about why it’s important to save opera in Baltimore. Take 5 minutes to view his uplifting and cogent argument for saving opera, right here, right now.