This is a follow up to the post “Waiting and Hoping.” Today I received an email alerting me to the fact that on Wednesday, October 11, before that day’s production of Nabucco, Peter Gelb came on stage to speak to the audience and “explained that to honor the memory of all those who were brutally slain in Israel, there would be a performance of ‘Va, pensiero’ before the start of the opera.”

The author of the email, Janna Spock, was very gracious and compassionate about my concerns.

Particularly because there was no press about this, I felt I should be part of making this gesture more public.

Thank you to the Metropolitan Opera for keeping up its tradition of using music in healing ways.