What's up with Wolfgang? Mozart rides atop Google trends
Arrived at the Sun -- tardy, 'cause I got home so late from Washington National Opera's production of "The Marriage of Figaro" -- and was promptly greeted by my Web-savvy pals Amanda and Mark in our department with the news that dear, dead Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart topped Google trend Tuesday morning (see below). As I write this, he's still going strong at No. 12. What's up with that? Please let me know if you know.
I can't think of any anniversary tied to the composer, and I can't believe WNO alone would generate so much Web traffic, especially since the company's "Figaro" opened four days ago (I caught the second performance). A production of the same work also just opened over the weekend at Toronto's Opera Atelier; maybe Canadians are pushing the Google search engines big time.
Whatever the reason, I say: Way to go, Wolfie! Who says culture is dead?
Speaking of WNO's "Figaro," I'll get my review posted later today, after which I expect to drive Mozart right back to the top of the chart.
AP FILE PHOTO OF MOZART PORTRAIT