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Darn. [Sep. 11th, 2007|07:22 am]
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I found this really cool story about an opera that was performed in New York on the night of September 11 2001. From what I know, it was an out of town engagement, and even though all of Broadway had went dark this company of performers decided that those that came to see the show needed a distraction, so they didn't turn anyone away. They performed their opera, and refunded everyone their money as well.

Does anyone know more about this then me? I'm having a hard time finding any information on the net about it, even though that's where I originally found it.

In the mean time: There are approximately 226,000 trees in Central Park.


And the art of spinning a pen.

[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2007-09-11 01:53 pm (UTC)
The MEt's 2001 season wasn't set to officially open till September 24th. After the World Trade Center disaster, they opened two nights early, on 9/22, and raised more than $2 million for disaster relief.The performance was even broadcast outside the opera; people gathered in the plaza to watch. The performance was Otello, with none other than Placido Domingo playing the lead. (Interestingly, Pavarotti cancelled later that same season, due to his health.)

All info taken from the Met's website. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-13 04:11 am (UTC)
Ooh! Was it the Met then? I guess I had some misinformation or I mixed it up between now and when I read the article.
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