The Metropolitan Opera is bringing a virtual At-Home Gala to New Yorkers (or anyone around the world, really) this Saturday, April 25 at 1pm EDT.
It’s the first time they’ve hosted a virtual event of this kind, and is their “most ambitious effort yet to bring the joy and artistry of opera to audiences everywhere during the Met’s closure.”
More than 40 of the world’s most talented artists will perform via livestreams from their homes all over the globe.
The opera’s General Manager Peter Gelb will host the event from his home in NYC, and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will host from Montreal. Nézet-Séguin, an award-winning musician, will also perform as a pianist and conductor (in pre-recorded performances by the Met Orchestra and Chorus).
The live showing will be available for free on the Met’s website, and will then be available for viewing after until 6:30pm Sunday (April 26).
The At-Home Gala is part of the Met’s “The Voice Must Be Heard” fundraising campaign to support the opera. You can donate here.
Mark your calendars—it will surely be an afternoon to remember!
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