“Should” is a word which I generally try to avoid. There is absolutely no recipe for what appeals to a person or not. Artistic freedom also accounts for the fact that not everyone is going to like everything, whether it’s visual or aural. There is freedom to like or to dislike, or even to be completely neutral—-even apathetic!—-as long as we still live in a free society.
Meet Met Orchestra Musicians Cathy Sim (1st Violinist) and Xiao-Dong Wang (Associate 1st Violinist). Last season, their daughter Andrea auditioned for the Met Opera Children’s Chorus. She joined the cast and crew on stage for several performances of Puccini’s La Boheme and Boito’s Mefistofele. We took a little time to chat with them about what it’s like to perform at The Met as a family.