Social Media Beat (Week of Oct. 6-12): Fake News & Verdi Dominate Internet

Credit: Pavel Vaan / Leonid Semenyuk The famed baritone was hospitalized but is out of danger.

It was a tumultuous week on social media with Fake News influencing the interaction between opera stars and their fans.

The Metropolitan Opera made sure to celebrate the birthday of iconic composer Giuseppe Verdi.

Soprano Hibla Gerzmava showed support for baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky after Russian media erroneously reported his death.

The same went for soprano Aida Garifullina.

Meanwhile soprano Anna Netrebko continued her touring around the world and showcased some odd advertising.


Finally, tenor Michael Fabiano showed off a nice view from above San Francisco.

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David Salazar

Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review.

He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others.

David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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