Social Media Beat (3/10-16): Find Out Who Was Caught In Blizzard Stella

By Francisco Salazar

New York’s Winter Storm seemed to be the prevailing theme on most opera singer’s social media feeds. Find out what they were up to this week in coping with the tough weather.

Tenor David Portillo took time out his hectic rehearsal period to see Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette” with his fiance and a friend. He is currently the role of Jacquino in Beethoven’s “Fidelio.”

Watching Romeo and Juliet tonight with Randy.

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After a successful “La Traviata” at the Teatro alla scala, Anna Netrebko returned to New York and reunited with her son Tiago. The two hung out in Central Park playing in the snow.  She is preparing the role of Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.”


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Sonya Yoncheva took a picture of Blizzard Stella from her apartment and noted that no storm would stop her from performing Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Met.

Some really “nice” weather here in New York, but nothing can stop our Traviata tonight @metopera ❄️❄️❄️

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Juan Diego Flórez is in rehearsals at the Zurich Opera for Massenet’s “Werther” and the tenor took the time to upload a video of his rehearsal.

It’s rehearsal time. Looking forward to my Werther at @operzuerich!

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Isabel Leonard, who recently hosted the Met’s live in HD broadcast, showed off her attire for Blizzard Stella.

The whole day long…❄️❄️❄️show me how you bundled up today?

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Vittorio Grigolo took to Instagram to show off a picture of him with Diana Damrau and Plácido Domingo. He is preparing a revival of Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” at the Los Angeles Opera.