Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tale of Two Metropolitans: Where Opera Meets Art

Could this be Violetta Valéry?
Irina Shifrin, Assistant Chief HR Officer at Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses her love of opera and connects it to several of her favorite art pieces through a wonderful multimedia presentation. Click here to launch the feature.

"There is a whole branch of psychology that studies the psychology of happiness. One of the theories is that the only time when we are happy is when we are 'in the flow.' When you lose track of time, when you forget about the problems of your life. Being in the opera, listening to the human operatic voice gets me into the flow and that's when I am happy."

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