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

By David Salazar

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.