Love is in Da Blog – Feb 8: Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me #LoIsIDaBl23

Bee’s Feb. 8th musical prompt is to share a love song from a new artist.

I have no clue whatsoever what is new in any music genre or who the emerging artists are. I don’t watch the Grammys or Tonys. I listen to ‘old’ music: classic country, classical, opera in moderation, rock, 50s, 60s. Occasionally I stumble upon newish Broadway songs that I enjoy: Hamilton, Six, Hadestown. I probably could have investigated new music and artists in the Broadway genre, but I didn’t.

I’ve recently rewatched the dvd movie of La Boheme (Rolando Villazon and Anna Netrebko version), so opera came to mind as a good place to discover a ‘who’s new in opera’ artist. In my interesting tumble down rabbit holes of operatic websites and YouTube videos, I discovered Patricia Janečková.

After a bit of Internet stalking | social media perusing, I discovered that Ms. Janečková is a recent cancer survivor. She took a career hiatus during her cancer treatment, but she is apparently cancer-free and performing again. I am looking forward to following her rising-star career now that I’ve discovered her.

While this video isn’t a song from an opera, Ms. Janečková sings Christine Daae’s love song Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera. Sublime. Simply sublime.

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time



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