On April 25, a bunch of us got together at the Metropolitan Opera for a performance of Rossini's La Cenerentola starring Joyce DiDonato, Javier Camarena, and Luca Pisaroni. The show was fun, moving, and beautifully sung. Mr. Camarena's singing was so compelling that he received an encore in the middle of the opera!
Joyce DiDonato was kind enough to come out to talk with us after the show. She must have been exhausted after all that coloratura, but she took her time with all of us, signing autographs and taking pictures. She even took a selfie with all of us!
|Joyce DiDonato and some of the OperaRox gang|
I hate how people are always inferring that opera is a "dying" art form. I disagree completely. I think opera speaks to us now, just as it always has, and there is nothing less accessible about it than any other art form. We just need to learn how to overcome the stigmas that society has put on it and improve opera education. Because, OperaRox!