Our favorite person in opera is touring Russia. He has a performance today in Prague. The important thing is a year ago, his life had been turned upside down, and inside out, and in shatters. Today, he is amazing. His voice is better than ever. Our prayers of thanksgiving an praise go with him, and with his family. None of this has been easy. The man has handled a life-changing diagnosis with grace, setting an example for us all. Our prayers go with him, and with his family.
One of the top moments in opera, this past 2016 season, according to NY critics was his triumphant return to Carnegie Hall. This comes after he literally stole the show at the Met, back in the fall.
“…Then the music began and the familiar dark, lustrous voice, produced with the same assurance and ease, filled the hall once more. “Do not demand songs from the singer when troubles of life have sealed his lips…” he sang, and one listened with a deeper awareness than usual of how precious music can be, and how fragile is the life of the musician, or the life of anyone of us, for that matter…”