Earlier today, I enjoyed lunch with film, TV and opera star Mary Costa. She's perhaps best known to most of you as the voice of Princess Aurora from "Sleeping Beauty." My good friend Dean Harned arranged the luncheon and brought along his wife, Allison, and their son, Lincoln.
Thank you, Mary, for making me feel "alive" today! What a gracious, gracious woman.
Also included is a screen shot of Mary with Bing Crosby on his 1971 Christmas special.
She was so gracious, so warm, and even so persuading that she talked me into seeing the encore showing tonight of The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD! production of Massenet's "Werther," starring the touted tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
Here's to a true Knoxville legend!
Labels: Bing Crosby, Jonas Kaufmann, Mary Costa, Sleeping Beauty, the Metropolitan Opera, Werther