The special event, titled “Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11”, will feature the Met orchestra, chorus, soloists soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, tenor Matthew Polenzani and bass-baritone Eric Owens, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin..
The Sept. 11 special event will be the first in-person performance on its stage since the Met shuttered in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other theaters in Lincoln Center.
For the indoor performance, an allotment of 500 free tickets for families of 9/11 victims.
Remaining tickets go on sale to the public for $25 on Friday, Aug. 27 on the Metropolitan Opera website.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required for attendance.
There also will be live FREE audio from the concert at the Lincoln Center Plaza outside of the Met. It is not clear yet whether seats will be provided.
PBS is Channel 13 in New York City and vicinity.
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The Met’s New Season
Following the performance, the Met’s 2021-22 season will open Sept. 27 with Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”.
This will be the first opera by a Black composer to be performed at the Met. Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with a libretto by Kasi Lemmons, the production will be co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.
Additionally, “Great Performances” will debut the documentary “Yannick: An Artist’s Journey,” which chronicles the Met’s music director’s career, on Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. The film is directed Susan Froemke and features interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
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