If you tuned in to the live radio broadcast of Verdi's Aida from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, you were in for a treat. The young Texan, Latonia Moore was called up from her understudy role to sing the title role of Aida. This was her Metropolitan Opera debut, an event that always marks a major milestone for any singer. She brought the house down. We were lucky enough to be listening to the radio. I usually have a good link for a story like this but I have found none that do justice to the event, or the woman who matched Verdi's mastery with her beautiful voice. Watch for highlights on YouTube. Check out the Metropolitan Opera website. Google Latonia in a few days. She is in her early 30's. Before today she was moving nicely on the international stage. After today, her life has changed forever.
SUNDAY morning update. Here is a link to Ms. Moore singing O patria mia yesterday.