Finally, Major League Baseball (MLB) recognized mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and her plea to perform at the World Series. A Prairie Village native, those who tuned in watched the singer's dream finally come true in the seventh game of the World Series.
The world saw Renée Fleming sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 2014 Super Bowl, and now they want to see another opera star overshadow yet another sporting event. Joyce DiDonato, a Kansas City native, has a petition out for her to perform, yes, at the 2014 World Series.
"The unsung heroes of the classical world of singing are coaches." -- Alan Fletcher, president and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival & School
The word "viral" has become a household term in describing the Internet's most relevant and popular posts. Would one ever assume a trumpeter's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" to go viral, though? As unpredictable as the Internet may be, astoundingly, Jesse McGuire's performance of our national anthem has become a popular topic on social media.