Sunday Morning Opera: Take Me Out to the Ballgame


There are two things which go together like patriotism and hotdogs:  Baseball and Opera.  Please, don’t ask me to explain why.  It is completely irrational, but if you look into the heart and soul of many American opera fanatics, you will discover lurking within is the heart and soul of a baseball fanatic.

This is the first year I will experience baseball without my parents.  I am going into today a bit tearful.  But – baseball continues.

Today is Opening Day.

“…The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again….”

We begin with Joyce DiDonato and the National Anthem!