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My friend Latonia Moore is making her Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of the opera Aida. She is filling in for the Soprano who was cast in that role, but was ill. Latonia has performed Aida at Covent Garden and is a favorite in opera houses in Dresden, Hamburg and Bilbao. Why she has not been featured at Metropolitan Opera before now is baffling, frankly.
We became friends when we trained with the same voice teacher at UNT. Latonia is a vibrant and exciting person to be around offstage, but onstage, her voice is absolutely electrifying. I think the Met will be hounded to cast her in more roles. She will be a favorite Butterfly, too. She's also a superb actress. Her technique is impeccable, and the house just went absolute bonkers during the first act after her first aria. For friends of Latonia, this is a red-letter day. SO incredibly happy for her. :)
Bravissima, Bella Voce!