Stranger stuns performer during recording of national anthem: 'Unity not division'
A Portland State University graduate who was preparing to pre-record her Star-Spangled Banner for her virtual start was accompanied by an opera singer in a spontaneous duet that has won hearts across the country.
Madisen Hallberg, a graduate of the PSU College of the Arts, worked with the university's video team, who was recording speeches and performances to celebrate the 2020 senior year when the random moment occurred.
While the team was recording Hallberg's rendition of the national anthem on an outdoor stage, Emmanuel "Onry" Henreid, a professionally trained singer performing at the Portland Opera, became aware and asked if he could participate.
The two then performed a breathtaking, spontaneous duet that has been seen by thousands since then.
Facebook users flocked to the comments section to praise the beautiful performance.
"This is what our nation is about ... unity instead of division," wrote one.
"No word is brilliant enough," said another.
In a comment on PSU's now viral Facebook post, Henreid shared a unified message for class 2020.
"Sometimes the most spontaneous, intuitive and creative moments produce the most effective and lasting memories," he wrote. “As shown in the video, the world around us is constantly changing. On your personal journey, remember to take risks, find your voice, and work together. We are stronger when we face this beautiful but discouraging world together. "
If you liked this story, check out this adorable baby who stole the show.
More from In The Know:
Fashion influencer uses chalk to create rainbow hair in seconds
Buy our favorite beauty products from In The Know Beauty at TikTok
Make a smoothie in seconds with this Nutri ninja mixer
The best-selling slim can cooler from Amazon fits white claws and others
The post-opera singer accompanies the student actor for the spontaneous duet of the national anthem, which first appeared on In The Know.
You should check here to buy the best price guaranteed products.
Newsmax Anchor Greg Kelly's Racially Charged Tweets Under Review By Far-Right Channel
The US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago was mocked after announcing it had donated 80 vials of COVID-19 vaccine to the nation of 1.4 million people
Amanda Kloots relives Nick Cordero’s death in new book: ‘I couldn’t even see the keyboard’ through tears
If we ever encounter aliens, they will resemble AI and not little green martians
“The great resignation”: Upwards of 40% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs
Enough fentanyl to kill San Francisco: the new wave of the opioid crisis sweeping California