At-Home Gala

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

Saturday April 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Cast

Baritone  Ildar Abdrazakov - Moscow, Russia
Tenor  Roberto Alagna - Le Raincy, France
Conductor  Marco Armiliato - Lugano, Switzerland
Soprano  Aleksandra Kurzak - Le Raincy, France
Mezzo-soprano  Jamie Barton - Atlanta, Georgia
Tenor  Piotr Beczała - Zabnica, Poland
Soprano  Angel Blue - Alpine, New Jersey
Tenor  Larry Brownlee - Niceville, Florida
Tenor  Joseph Calleja - Mellieha, Malta
Tenor  Javier Camarena - Zurich, Switzerland
Soprano  Nicole Car - Paris, France
Baritone  Étienne Dupuis - Paris, France
Violin  David Chan - Closter, New Jersey
Countertenor  Anthony Roth Costanzo - New York, New York
Tenor  Stephen Costello - New York, New York
Violin  Yoon Kwon Costello - New York, New York
Soprano  Diana Damrau - Orange, France
Baritone  Nicolas Testé - Orange, France
Tenor  Michael Fabiano - Bonita Springs, Florida
Soprano  Renée Fleming - Virginia
Mezzo-soprano  Elīna Garanča - Riga, Latvia
Bass  Gunther Groissböck - Lugano, Switzerland
Tenor  Jonas Kaufmann - Munich, Germany
Baritone  Quinn Kelsey - Toronto, Canada
Mezzo-soprano  Isabel Leonard - New York, New York
Baritone  Ambrogio Maestri - Lugano, Switzerland
Baritone  Peter Mattei - Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
Soprano  Erin Morley - New Haven, Connecticut
Soprano  Anna Netrebko - Vienna, Austria
Tenor  Yusif Eyvazov - Vienna, Austria
Soprano  Lisette Oropesa - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bass  René Pape - Dresden, Germany
Soprano  Ailyn Perez - Chicago, Illinois
Bass  Soloman Howard - Chicago, Illinois
Tenor  Matthew Polenzani - Pelham, New York
Soprano  Anita Rachvelishvili - Tbilisi, Georgia
Soprano  Golda Schultz - Bavaria, Germany
Soprano  Nadine Sierra - Valencia, Spain
Bass-Baritone  Bryn Terfel - Wales
Harp  Hannah Stone - Wales
Soprano  Elza van den Heever - Montpellier, France
Baritone  Michael Volle - Berlin, Germany
Soprano  Sonya Yoncheva - Geneva, Switzerland

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Director

Peter Gelb

About

In its most ambitious effort yet to bring the joy and artistry of opera to audiences everywhere during the Met’s closure, the company will present an unprecedented virtual At-Home Gala, featuring more than 40 leading artists performing in a live stream from their homes all around the world. The event will take place Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. EDT, and will be available for free on the Met’s website. General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will host from their homes in New York City and Montreal, respectively. Mr. Nézet-Séguin will also participate in the gala as a pianist, and will be featured as conductor in pre-recorded performances by the Met Orchestra and Chorus, which will be created from individual takes from the homes of each of the musicians in the days leading up to the gala.

After the live showing, the gala will be made available for on demand viewing on the Met website until 6:30 p.m. EDT the following day.

The At-Home Gala is part of the Met’s urgent “The Voice Must Be Heard” fundraising campaign to support the company and protect its future.

Media

"En vain j'espère" - Robert le Diable - Giacomo Meyerbeer - Lisette Oropesa

Reviews

The Met At-Home Gala review: a galaxy of opera stars 'phone in' for a glitchy but uplifting concert

at the soprano end of the scale, Lisette Oropesa twittered very prettily through En vain j’espère from Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable.

—  Rupert Christiansen  •  The Telegraph

BWW Review: Metropolitan Opera's At-Home Gala

The Met technical folks went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to catch Lisette Oropesa who, accompanied by Michael Borowitz, sang a perfectly executed "En vain espère" from Meyerbeer's Le Prophète.
Her rendition contained some of the best singing I've heard in years.

—  Maria Nockin  •  Broadway World

The Met Opera’s At-Home Gala: Informal Yet Profoundly Moving

The soprano Lisette Oropesa, in Baton Rouge, La., sounded radiant in an aria from Meyerbeer’s “Robert le Diable.”

—  Anthony Tommasini  •  New York Times

The Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home Gala review – thrilling singing, live from the stars’ living-rooms

The high point, though, for me, came from Lisette Oropesa, singing an aria from Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable from her house in Baton Rouge: astonishing singing, her coloratura thrilling beyond belief.

—  Tim Ashley  •  The Guardian

The Metropolitan Opera’s online gala was the most ambitious event of its kind

Lisette Oropesa, in Robert le Diable, raised the spirits.

—  Richard Fairman  •  Financial Times