Third group of images, New York City Opera Reunion, April 27, 2012
I can't begin to describe the depth of emotions, past meets present, an overlay of joyous music, integrity, real life. It was time to watch interactions of this day.
I had feelings as a young photographer, mostly awe. Everyone worked hard. There was always more talent than work opportunity. People got hurt. People were lucky. It was a total emotional assault. Yesterday it all came back, the joy, the sorrow, what was, what is. And the many expressions of thanks stunned me. "I have your pictures all over my walls". But no photographer can create without a good subject. Still, at this date those memories mean so much. I'm immeasureably thankful. And stunned.
Nadja Witkowska... Violetta and Constanza from the late 60s. I don't know what the conversation was about, but it was wonderfully animated.
Doris Jung Popper in conversation with Eileen Schauler
Honor time. Harriet Greene being honored as one of the earliest choristers. Helped by Michael Davis
Lila leading speeches
Julius address everyone assisted by Susan Woelzl. Ann Pretzat in rear.
Janen Schaulis with husband, Joseph Gasperec
Michael Davis giving greetings from his mother, Regina Resnik. His phone went off.
Tito Capobianco addresses group. Very emotional. He made it clear what has been lost in our opera heritage.
Jane Schaulis and Pat Craig
Bridget Hendrix and Bill Dyzel
Lila introduces the daughter of Laszlo Halasz
Louis Perry with Candy Itow