How to Practically Attend Met Today’s Home Gala

The Metropolitan Opera’s annual gala may not take place in person this year, but like many other major events, the organizers have decided to move the event online, and you are invited this year.

The Home Gala kicks off at 1:00 pm ET today and is hosted by General Manager Peter Gelb in New York and Music Director Yannick Nezet-S├ęguin in Montreal.

The gala will feature over 40 top Met artists, all performing live from their homes via Skype. If you would like to join, you can tune in directly from the Met website .

The start time was chosen at 1:00 pm because it is traditional for The Met to begin. If you prefer to watch at night, you can access the show on demand until 6:30 pm ET on Sunday.

Here is a list of today’s featured artists:

  • Ildar Abdrazakov – Moscow, Russia
  • Roberto Alagna and Alexandra Courzac – Le Raincy, France
  • Marco Armiliato – Lugano, Switzerland
  • Jamie Barton – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Piotr Bechala – Zhabnica, Poland
  • Angel Blue – Alpine, NJ
  • Lawrence Brownlee – Niceville, Florida
  • Joseph Calleha – Mellieha, Malta
  • Javier Camarena – Zurich, Switzerland
  • Nicole Car and Etienne Dupuis – Paris, France
  • David Chan – Kloster, NJ
  • Anthony Roth Costanzo – New York, New York
  • Stephen Costello and Yoon Kwon Costello – New York, NY
  • Diana Damrau and Nicolas Teste – Orange, France
  • Michael Fabiano – Bonita Springs, Florida
  • Renee Fleming – Virginia
  • Elina Garanca – Riga, Latvia
  • Gunther Groysboeck – Lugano, Switzerland
  • Jonas Kaufmann – Munich, Germany
  • Quinn Kelsey – Toronto, Canada
  • Isabelle Leonard – New York, New York
  • Ambrogio Maestri – Lugano, Switzerland
  • Peter Mattey – Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
  • Erin Morley – New Haven, Connecticut
  • Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov – Vienna, Austria
  • Lisette Oropesa – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Rene Pape – Dresden, Germany
  • Eileen Perez and Soloman Howard – Chicago, Illinois
  • Matthew Polenzani – Pelham, New York
  • Anita Rachvelishvili – Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Golda Schultz – Bavaria, Germany
  • Nadine Sierra – Valencia, Spain
  • Bryn Terfel and Hannah Stone – Wales
  • Elsa van den Heever – Montpellier, France
  • Michael Wolle – Berlin, Germany
  • Sonya Yoncheva – Geneva, Switzerland

The online event is also one of many The Met has hosted in recent weeks. Every night a new opera is broadcast on its website. The opera is added to the site at 7:30 pm ET every day and remains available until 6:30 pm the next day. Here’s what’s planned for next week:

Monday, April 27 Anna Bolena” by Donizetti. Starring Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stephen Costello and Ildar Abdrazakov, conductor Marco Armiliato. Since October 15, 2011

Tuesday, April 28. Donizetti ‘s Maria Stuarda starring Elsa van den Heaver, Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani in the lead roles, conducted by Maurizio Benini. Since January 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 29 . Roberto Devereaux Donizetti. Starring: Sondra Radvanovski, Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kvesien, conductor Maurizio Benini. From April 16, 2016

Thursday, April 30th. Nico Mouli ‘s Marnie starring Isabelle Leonard, Eastin Davis and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Roberto Spano. From 10 November 2018

Friday, May 1st. Audience Choice: Verdi ‘s Aida starring Leontin Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, James McCracken and Simon Estes, conductor James Levin. Aired live on January 3, 1985.

Saturday, May 2nd . Louise Miller Verdi starring Sonya Yoncheva, Petr Bechala and Placido Domingo, conductor Bertrand de Billy. From April 14, 2018

Sunday, May 3rd. Borodinsky “ Prince Igor”. Starring Oksana Dyka, Anita Rachvelishvili and Ildar Abdrazakov, conductor Gianandrea Noseda. From March 1, 2014


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