A Photographer's Coda

Thursday Night Opera

Photographed for CaryCitizen “Erik Dyke & Friends” 24 November 2013 – Page Walker Arts & History Center

WCPE broadcasts opera live from the Met on Saturdays and recorded on Thursday evening. Not long ago, on Thursday nights, I taught photography classes. Driving home, opera was my music. Understood not a word. Soprano Lora Fabio, pictured above, sang at a presentation I photographed for CaryCitizen. She sang “Song For the Moon” from Rusalka. I had the event covered, put down my camera and went from photographer to audience mode. And then I went, without understanding, to mush. After, I tried to explain and clearly helpless, she embraced me. Sometimes, it’s beyond words.

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