City teenager performs at a diva’s ‘master class’
Marilyn Horne advised him: “Just sing beautifully. Don’t worry about singing loud, loud, loud.”
By Susan Snyder [Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 May 05]
Soon after meeting opera diva Marilyn Horne before his big performance, Justin D. Gonzalez told her to spare him nothing.
“Tear me to shreds. Do me the honor,” the 17-year-old Philadelphia high school senior invited before taking the stage Tuesday night at the Academy of Vocal Arts for his “master class” performance.
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