It is estimated that 121 million people world-wide suffer from depression. Whereas there are many causes of depression, indications are that the current economic climate, reflecting the worst economic times since the Great Depression, has resulted in an alarming increase in the number of Americans suffering from depression.  There is scientific evidence that music can help to ease the symptoms of depression ( With this in mind, we invite you to take time out from your busy schedule, relax momentarily and listen to our  “Inspiring Music Selection for Today”, personally selected for you by our President, Karl.  Today′s selection is the bravura aria La donna è mobile” from Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera Rigoletto (1851).

Here is an instrumental rendition:

Here is a lyrical version sung by the incomparable Luciano Pavarotti: