For the first time, an opera singer performed the Super Bowl on Sunday night and, afterward, there was really only one question.
Let’s hope so. After all, Jim Cornelison can’t be everywhere.
“Her rendition was eminently operatic: confident, sensible and performed with ease, and without the strain — sometimes exciting, sometimes not — that pop-diva belting entails,” Zachary Woolfe of the New York Times wrote. “Singing in front of a television audience that likely exceeded 100 million, she kept her calm, negotiating the anthem’s treacherous rhythms and notorious range with clarity.”