Social Media Beat: Which Opera Stars Participated in Women’s March?

(Credit: Anna Netrebko Facebook) The cast of "Il Trovatore" at the Vienna Staatsoper.

How did the superstars of the opera world spend the last full week of January?

For Aida Garifulina it was a week of major milestones as the soprano not only got to sing alongside Juan Diego Flórez in “Roméo et Juliette” with Plácido Domingo in the pit, but she got to present her first solo album in Vienna.

Rolando Villazón was at the Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg to reveal himself as an ambassador for the composer. He is currently committed to recording all of the great composer’s works with Yannick Nézet-Séguin for Deutsche Grammophon.


Of course of the big talking points from the last week was the Presidential inauguration in the United States and the Women’s Walk for Freedom that took the world by storm. Many of opera’s greatest stars participated in the venture.

Jamie Barton participated in New York’s iteration of the march and left supporters a message.

The NYC Women’s March is WOKE!!! #feminist #bi #human #American

A video posted by Jamie Barton (@jbartonmezzo) on

Ailyn Pérez was also in New York and showed off a single still image to commemorate her participation.


Christine Goerke was in Toronto and put together a collage of images from the event, including one featuring a well-known cinematic heroine proclaiming that “Women’s Place is in the resistance.”

From Chicago, Mezzo soprano Elizabeth DeShong showcased a series of images on her Instagram page, including one with rather salty language.

Yesterday was just the beginning! #womensmarch #theresistance #notmypresident #equality #equalrights

A photo posted by Elizabeth DeShong (@egdeshong) on

And finally Anna Netrebko, who never seems to have a dull moment, showed off her costumes for the upcoming “Il Trovatore” in Vienna.

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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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