Friday, March 02, 2012
A high profile opportunity for a fine young American singer is always good news.
Latonia Moore makes her Metropolitan Opera debut tomorrow at 1 PM, as Verdi's Aida. The performance is broadcast internationally. It's my understanding this debut comes at short notice.
Latonia Moore is hardly unknown. She's appeared throughout Europe: Hamburg, Trieste, London, and in the States--Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, etc. Still, a Met debut on a broadcast in Verdi's most arduous role is a Very Big Deal. Ms. Moore is barely thirty. The voice is the real deal, big, rich, gleaming. This girl is ready:
I'll be listening tomorrow and so will anyone who loves great opera. Ms. Moore's colleagues for Aida are Stephanie Blythe and Marcello Giordani, conducted by Marco Armiliato.
The singing will be great and the applause loud and long.