Falstaff's Golden Girls


Saturday 3/16/19—Was SO much fun hanging with (L to R) Ailyn Perez, Golda Schultz, and Marie-Nicole Lemiuex backstage at Met Opera. This photo was taken just prior to our conversation on the Met’s radio network about the magic of Verdi’s Falstaff, and just how much these ladies enjoy their time together singing the master’s final opera. As you can tell from the photo, they know how to have a good time, and the interview quickly turned into a laughfest, amongst the wise words. “Bouyant” & “Masterpiece” came up a number of times, and I would say their spirits were bouyant, too. And wow, can they sing!

For the past twelve years, every time I walk into the Met, I feel the same thing: blessed & grateful to hear this music, to talk with the people who make it, and to share it with the world.

Loren Toolajian