Sunday, April 10, 2011

Juan Diego Flórez Delivers Baby and Then Sings Live in HD

Juan Diego with wife Julia at their wedding
"Tenor Juan Diego Florez has really delivered: a host of high Cs to a worldwide audience of millions -- and minutes earlier, his own baby boy in New York City. Florez helped two midwives in the birth of his son, Leandro Florez, at 12:25 p.m. Saturday. The tenor had stayed up all night with his wife, Julia, after she went into labor at their rented apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. While the couple awaited the birth of their first child, the world waited for the 38-year-old Peruvian to sing the tenor lead in Rossini's comic opera Le Comte Ory at the nearby Metropolitan Opera -- starting at 1 p.m. The baby got the cue: He bawled first. He came into the world in time for his daddy to hold him for a minute before rushing to the Met. 'It was beautiful,' Florez said later in an interview during the broadcast. 'It was a home birth with a pool, in the water, it was very nice and very calm.'" [Source]

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